Shakira Postpones El Dorado World Tour Until 2018 After Straining Vocal Chords

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Shakira may be a she wolf, but even she gets sick. 

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In a statement posted on the Colombian beauty's Instagram account, the mother-of-two revealed her El Dorado World Tour had been postponed until 2018 after suffering a hemorrhage on her right vocal cord.

"For the last five months I've been wholly dedicated to preparing my El Dorado World Tour. However, these past few days, just before my first concerts, have been the hardest of my career. At the end of July I went for a routine checkup, before starting to design this tour and my doctor confirmed that my vocal cords were in perfect condition. Towards the end of October though, in the home stretch of my rehearsals, I felt a strange hoarseness that impeded my singing. The doctors, upon examination, detected that I had suffered a hemorrhage on my right vocal cord," the 40-year-old told her fans. 

She added: "Unfortunately the hemorrhage doesn't appear to have reabsorbed and my nightmare continues. At the moment I find myself in a difficult battle as I try to fully recover. It pains me not to be able to sing this month, for those have done even the impossible to get tickets and accompany me throughout the different countries of Europe."

The message, which was shared both in English and Spanish for her 43 million followers, comes days after Shak made several announcements about postponing the tour. The Latin superstar was set to perform in Germany on November 8 as the opening concert for her El Dorado tour but was forced to cancel because of her strained vocal cords. 

"I'm devastated to have to miss our first show on November 8th in Koln. I love my German fans so much and was looking forward to sharing my first show with you. As much as it pains me, I know I need to heed the advice of my doctors and recover so I can give you all everything I've got once I'm on the road and not risk any further injury," the hitmaker said. 

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We hope she makes a quick and speedy recovery!