What Happened to Shakira’s Voice?

The gorgeous Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira came into the media spotlight during the 2000s.

It’s hard to say whether her appearance or her voice is more beautiful!

Shakira started her singing career in 1991 at a young age. She has released over 20 albums so far.

From 2000 to 2010, her most popular albums include “Sale El Sol”, “She Wolf”, and “Oral Fixation”.

As for her greatest hits, she has released several songs which now have over 1 billion views on Youtube.

These songs include “Hips Don’t Lie”, “Chantaje”, “Can’t Remember to Forget You”, and “Waka Waka”, with a whopping 3 billion views!

Shakira almost said goodbye to her singing career

In 2017, Shakira went on a routine medical checkup, just like all singers ought to do once in a while.

Everything seemed to be great.

However, after her checkup, Shakira went on recording songs at the music studio when she noticed a slight change in her vocal.

She explained she suddenly felt like she had a really bad cold and her throat was very hoarse. Shakira immediately took off to see her doctor, and it was a good decision to do that.

She had lesions on her vocal cord, which soon progressed and made it difficult for her to sing or even talk.

The hemorrhage on her right vocal cord made the popular singer postpone her 2017 tour to 2018.

She successfully healed her vocal cords and the lesions went away after several months of healing treatments.

Shakira’s private life

The 44-year-old singer Shakira marked 30 years of her musical career in 2021. She released her debut albums in 1991, when she was just 14 years old.

Other than her amazing voice, Shakira is well-known for her very seductive belly dancing, which she – by the way – learned from her grandmother!

As for her dating history, there’s not much drama going on.

Shakira dated the Argentine lawyer Antonio de la Rúa for over 10 years before going their separate ways.

In 2012, de la Rúa even sued Shakira for an unexpected termination of their business deal. But, we can all agree it was not unexpected – after all, the two had broken up, and we all know how weird it is to work with your ex.

In 2011, Shakira started dating the 10-years-younger football player Gerard Piqué.

The two met on the filming set of Shakira’s music video for “Waka Waka”, the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

After three years of dating, the couple welcomed their first son Milan in 2013.

Shakira and Piqué expanded their family once again in 2015 when they had their second son Sasha.

The two are not currently married, but they seem very much in love!

Singers who underwent a vocal surgery

It’s not unusual for singers to face a health problem, especially when it comes to their vocal cords.

It often happens after the singer strains their voice or has too many concerts in a short time span.

For example, Elton John had over 200 concerts in just one year, which led to surgery of his vocal nodules.

Just like Elton John, Frank Ocean tore apart his vocal cords after straining his voice at a concert.

Adele had vocal lesions, just like Shakira, which led to vocal cord surgery in 2011. Her voice was in danger and there was a possibility Adele would never sing again, but thankfully, she’s fully recovered!

Other singers that had the same or similar health issues regarding their vocal cords include Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Sam Smith and Justin Timberlake.