Shakira confesses she struggled to stay positive after vocal cord hemorrage: I was a bitter person to be around

Shakira had to postpone her El Dorado World Tour following a vocal cord injury.

Press Trust of India November 13, 2019 11:34:56 IST
Shakira confesses she struggled to stay positive after vocal cord hemorrage: I was a bitter person to be around

Pop star Shakira has revealed that her vocal cord hemorrhage in 2017 pushed her into depression and made her a bitter, pessimistic person. Shakira had to postpone her El Dorado World Tour due to the vocal cord injury and the singer was told she needed to have a surgery, but she instead let it heal on its own.

Shakira confesses she struggled to stay positive after vocal cord hemorrage I was a bitter person to be around

Shakira. Image from Twitter

"I always thought there were going to be things in my life that would go away, like beauty, youth, all of that stuff. But I never thought that my voice would leave me, because it''s so inherent to my nature. It was my identity. So when I couldn''t sing, that was unbearable. There were times I couldn't even get out of bed–I was so depressed," Shakira told The Guardian.

The singer said, her long-time partner, Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique, supported her throughout her struggle.

"He jokes that you would think you would want your wife to shut up–but when I had to remain quiet, he felt like one of those ex-convicts who are given their freedom and don''t know what to do with it. I was not positive. I was so pessimistic. I was a bitter person to be around. Gerard saw the worst of me," she added.

Shakira is now set to perform at the closing ceremony of the Davis Cup finals in Madrid this month and then the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show alongside Jennifer Lopez in February in Miami.

Updated Date:

also read

As Ranveer Singh's 83 crosses Rs 100 cr at box office, Dulquer Salmaan's Salute gets postponed
Entertainment

As Ranveer Singh's 83 crosses Rs 100 cr at box office, Dulquer Salmaan's Salute gets postponed

Ranveer Singh-starrer 83 slowly but surely crossed Rs 100 crore in 17 days. Meanwhile, owing to theatre shutdowns in my states, Dulquer Salmaan chose to postpone his Malayalam film Salute.

Mammootty tests positive for COVID, goes under self-isolation
Entertainment

Mammootty tests positive for COVID, goes under self-isolation

Mammootty said he is experiencing 'a light fever but otherwise I am fine.'

Rapper Ye under investigation after battery complaint in Los Angeles
Entertainment

Rapper Ye under investigation after battery complaint in Los Angeles

The street where the alleged battery happened is outside Soho West, a members-only LA downtown club popular with celebrities