“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.” Shakira said she is “devastated” about missing the first concert, which was scheduled for Wednesday in Cologne.
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The Colombian star's legal team fought Antonio's claims saying that the case should be filed in her native country, or in the Bahamas, where Shakira currently claims residency.
Shakira's attorneys were able to dismiss the lawsuit in California because one of the pair's disputed agreements is governed by Colombian law.
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The talented Latin pop singer Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977, as Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll.
BARCELONA, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 14: Shakira and Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona are seen with their son Milan prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at Camp Nou on September 14, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.
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Antonio, who is an Argentinian lawyer, had been overseeing Shakira's career interests until the singer abruptly ended their business partnership in October 2011, ten months after the couple went their separate ways.
CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Antonio sued the 36-year-old in April 2013 claiming in his lawsuit that she had not paid him in accordance with their business contracts since 2010.
Shakira now hopes to kick off the tour on Friday in Paris, noting Live Nation is working to reschedule the Nov. “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.
But Gerard has supposedly been warding off trouble in his own way.