Wow! Shakira reveals pregnancy, must drop out of iHeartRadio Music Festival
Congratulations are in order for Shakira! The Colombian superstar has announced that she is pregnant, expecting her first child with boyfriend Gerard Pique.
Unfortunately, Shakira will no longer be able to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas this weekend as she focuses on preparing for the new addition. On Wednesday, Shakira tweeted a link to an official statement on her site.
A message from Shakira / Un mensaje de Shakira shakira.com/post/318768939…— Shakira (@shakira) September 19, 2012
The statement is as follows:
As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby! At this time we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days.
This means I will not be able to be a part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, but I'm sure this weekend in Las Vegas will be spectacular and I will be closely following everything that happens there!
I'd like to thank Clear Channel and my fans for their constant love and understanding.
And will see you very soon!
She later tweeted:
I was really looking forward to the amazing #iHeartRadio Music Festival, but will see you guys soon! Shak— Shakira (@shakira) September 19, 2012
Following the exciting news, iHeartRadio released a statement regarding the updated line-up for this weekend's iHeartRadio Music Festival:
This afternoon Shakira announced the incredibly exciting news that she is expecting! She plans to shift her priorities to focus on this important time in her life and unfortunately won't be able to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012 in Las Vegas. For more information, visit Shakira.com. Congratulations, Shakira! - From your friends and fans at iHeartRadio.
Please also note the change in date for Bon Jovi's performance. The band will now perform on Friday night. Please contact your original point of purchase with any questions or concerns. See you in Vegas!
The updated line-up is as follows:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Megan & Liz
Swedish House Mafia
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Mary J. Blige