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Shakira Delays Tour Opener In Germany Due To Vocal Issues

(CelebrityAccess) — Colombian pop superstar Shakira has been forced to push back the start of her El Dorado World Tour due to vocal issues.

In a note posted to her social media, Shakira explained that she strained her voice during rehearsals and had delayed the tour on doctor's orders.

"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. 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 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.

"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 will be on the road in support of her eleventh studio album "El Dorado" which was released in May 2017 on Sony Records. The lead single from the album "Chantaje" dropped last October and peaked at #1 on multiple charts in Latin America and on the Hot Latin Songs in the United States, where it remained at the top for 11 weeks.