Shakira Forced to Postpone Tour Due to Damaged Vocal Chords
On Wednesday (December 27), Shakira announced a six-month postponement of her El Dorado World Tour due to vocal chord damage.
"To my dear fans and friends, I wanted to write one more letter to express my gratitude to all of you for the immeasurable love and support that you have sent me these past few weeks," Shakira wrote on Instagram.
"You have made me feel that my voice is not only mine but also yours, and that it has a purpose. There were times when your prayers and messages of affection and encouragement along with those of my family were the only thing buoying my spirits. Though I very much hoped to be able to recover my vocal cords in time to pick the tour back up in January, and after exploring many options to that effect, I have accepted that this is an injury that simply needs more time and care to heal. I feel for all of you who planned ahead to come to these shows and who have been so patient as I took the time needed to figure out the best course of action with my doctors."
Thankfully, the artist's tour will resume in June 2018: "I am so relieved and happy to share with you that I will be getting back on the road in June 2018 with my El Dorado World Tour in Europe, and the US, with Latin America dates to be announced soon," she wrote.
"I am very proud of this show; I feel it’s my best yet, since it has a repertoire filled with heartfelt songs and exciting moments of music and dance," Shakira gushed. "I really can’t wait for June! I promise to give you all of me and more from the minute I get on that stage and I am counting the days till [sic] showtime!”
In November, Shakira revealed that she suffered a hemorrhage on her right vocal chord. Her tour was supposed to relaunch on January 9 in Orlando, Florida.