'My husband saw me at my worst': Shakira said she became 'very bitter' after fearing she had lost her voice for good... but it came back after she had a 'religious experience' at Lourdes

She's won multiple Grammy, Latin Grammy and American Music Awards and has sold 75m records worldwide. 

But Shakira, 42, has admitted that in late 2017, she suffered a haemorrhage to her vocal cords and feared losing her voice for good.  

She told The Guardian: ' I never thought that my voice would leave me, because it’s so inherent to my nature. It was my identity. So when I couldn’t sing, that was unbearable. There were times I couldn’t even get out of bed – I was so depressed.'

'My husband saw me at my worst': Shakira said she became 'very bitter' after fearing she had lost her voice for good... but it came back after she had a 'religious experience' at Lourdes 

Colombian singer Shakira is married to Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué, 32, and they have two children together, Milan, six and Sasha, four. 

And she says she has never fallen out with her partner as much as when she stopped talking, in order to save her voice. 

She said: 'He felt like one of those ex-convicts who are given their freedom and don’t know what to do with it. I was not positive. I was so pessimistic. I was a bitter person to be around. Gerard saw the worst of me.'

Tough times: She said she has never fallen out with her partner Gerard Piqué as much as when she stopped talking, in order to save her voice

Tough times: She said she has never fallen out with her partner Gerard Piqué as much as when she stopped talking, in order to save her voice

While doctors said she needed surgery, she wasn't sure it would work, so the site reports she tried hypnosis and meditation and went to Lourdes to get holy water.

Shakira's voice returned without an operation and she said: 'Either I needed surgery or divine intervention... it felt like I was having some kind of religious experience.' 

She is set to star with Jennifer Lopez in the Super Bowl LIV halftime show in Miami on February 2. 

JLo recently told Extra that she and Shakira are working together to create an 'impactful' Super Bowl halftime show. 

'Shakira and I have spoken a few times already. She's putting her thing together, I'm putting my thing together, thinking about who we want to join us on stage, if we want that,' Lopez, 50, said.

'We are super excited,' she added. 'We want to make a beautiful, impactful, enjoyable, fun show for everybody. 

'We want to bring everybody together. That's the point. We as artists have that rare gift to be able to do that, and that's what I think our main goal is.' 

Iconic: She is set to star with Jennifer Lopez in the Super Bowl LIV halftime show in Miami on February 2

Iconic: She is set to star with Jennifer Lopez in the Super Bowl LIV halftime show in Miami on February 2 

 

Shakira regained voice after Lourdes 'religious experience'

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