Shakira has been forced to reschedule the opening date of her much-awaited El Dorado World Tour due to strained vocal cords. The concert was set to kick off on Wednesday at Cologne, Germany.
Her official website has released a statement on Tuesday.
“During these last few days of rehearsals, I have unfortunately strained my vocal cords and, as a result, my doctors have ordered me to go on vocal rest to avoid any greater damage that could keep me from performing,” the statement read. “I’m devastated to have to miss our first show on November 8th in Koln. I love my German fans so much and was really 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 message continued.
The Colombian singer added that the plan is to be able to come back at a later date. “The Live Nation team is working hard to find a new date for me to come back and share this exciting show with you which I feel is going to be my best one yet.”
The tour is now slated to open on Nov. 10 in Paris with doctors’ go signal.
“I am focusing on recovering now to be able to kick off on November 10th in Paris, as soon as I get the green light from my doctors. Thanks as always from the bottom of my heart for all the support and love you’ve shown me heading into this tour. I hope to make it worth the wait and see you all very soon!” Shakira concluded.