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Shakira opens up about her struggle with depression

“I was a bitter person to be around”, reveals pop-singer.

Pop icon ShakiraShakira suffered hemorrhage of her right vocal cord in 2017.

Pop icon Shakira has opened up about her struggles with depression after she suffered hemorrhage of her right vocal cord in 2017.

The singer has shared about her suffering and struggle in a recent interview with The Guardian.

The 42-year-old singer will be headlining the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show along with singer Jennifer Lopez.

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Shakira shared not being able to sing was “unbearable” during the haemorrhage,

Pop icon Shakira

“It was my identity,” The ‘Waka Waka’ singer added, “There were times I couldn’t even get out of bed, I was so depressed.”

The hemorrhage made her use sign language to communicate with her family, including her husband and soccer star Gerard Pique, and their two young sons. And she was also forced to postpone a world tour.

Recalling that tragic period of life, Shakira added, “I was not positive”.

“I was so pessimistic. I was a bitter person to be around. Gerard saw the worst of me.”

Shakira with her family

Despite advice from doctors to go under the knife, Shakira tried some alternative healing methods like hypnosis and meditation. She drank holy water from Lourdes, France.

Shakira also told The Guardian that she either needed surgery or “divine intervention,”

Eventually, Shakira’s alternative methods worked for her, as she was able to start singing again in 2018, as she calls each night of her El Dorado tour “a gift.”

Pop icon Shakira singing

Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, businesswoman, and philanthropist, Shakira made her recording debut under Sony Music Colombia at the age of 13.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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