Shakira cancels first appearance of El Dorado World Tour

Shakira and Gerard Piqué in this file photo. (Reuters)
Updated 10 November 2017
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Shakira cancels first appearance of El Dorado World Tour

JEDDAH: Doctors have advised Shakira not to perform in the first concert of her “El Dorado World Tour” which was scheduled to be held on Nov. 8, according to Sayidaty and Hello magazines.
The 40-year-old singing sensation announced the news through her official account on Instagram saying she has pain in her vocal cords preventing her from holding the concert on time.
Shakira said: “My doctors have ordered me on vocal rest to avoid any greater damage that could keep me from performing.”
The El Dorado World Tour is the upcoming sixth world tour by the Colombian singer, and will be staged in support of her 11th studio album “El Dorado.” Comprising 36 shows so far, the tour will visit Europe and North America, with confirmed Latin American dates to be announced later.
The pop star also wrote a message which she posted on both her official website on Nov. 7 and her Instagram account in both English and Spanish.
“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,” she shared. “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 was rumored to have separated from her lover Barcelona player Gerard Pique. Gerard Piqué Bernabéu is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a center-back for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team.


Actress Selma Blair say she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

In this file photo taken on January 16, 2018 Actress Selma Blair attends the Stella McCartney Autumn 2018 womenswear collection and Autumn Winter 2018 menswear collection in Hollywood, California. (AFP)
Updated 22 October 2018
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Actress Selma Blair say she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

  • Blair has co-starred in a number of films and TV shows, including the 2001 hit “Legally Blonde”

WASHINGTON: Actress Selma Blair revealed she has multiple sclerosis Saturday, in an emotional Instagram post offering insight into her life with the illness.
The “Legally Blonde” and “Cruel Intentions” star, 46, said she was diagnosed with the chronic central nervous system disease — which causes symptoms including fatigue, pain and coordination problems — in August after suffering symptoms “for years.”
“I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it. And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best,” she wrote.
Blair, who is currently working on Netflix sci-fi drama “Another Life,” said she revealed her diagnosis to share her gratitude toward costume designer Alissa Swanson, who “carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself.”
Blair also thanked celebrity friends including fellow “Cruel Intentions” star Sarah Michelle Gellar as well as Jaime King and other Hollywood friends for supporting her.
“I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others,” she said.
“I want to play with my son again. I want to walk down the street and ride my horse. I have MS and I am ok. But if you see me, dropping crap all over the street, feel free to help me pick it up. It takes a whole day for me alone. “