Singer Shakira has stated that “the darkest moment” of her life , and which affected her “deeply ”, was when she lost her voice two years ago.
The Grammy Award winning singer suffered a haemorrhage on her vocal chords forcing her to postpone her “ El Dorado World Tour ”.
“ It affected me deeply , there is a before and after , ” the 42 – year – old said during an interview with AFP late on Monday in Barcelona , where she lives with Spanish footballer Gerard Pique and their two young sons.
“You take many things for granted when you have them … In the case of my voice , it is something that is so inherent in my nature , it is my identity , ” she added in the interview at a Barcelona hotel .
“I always thought that one day I would lose many things , one day you lose your youth , you lose your beauty , you even lose friends , there are people who come and go … but I never thought my voice was something that could disappear .
– ‘ A miracle ’ –
“ When that doubt arose , when I did not know if I could sing again , it was the darkest moment of my life , ” she added
She is scheduled to perform on February 2, 2020, at halftime show of the Super Bowl at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
“ We have a lot of ideas , it is hard to do them all in a short amount of time which we have . But we will try to take advantage of it as much as possible , especially the opportunity to represent Latinos , ” Shakira said.