Shakira announced she is pregnant and that she will not be attending or performing at the iHeart Radio concert in Las Vegas this weekend as scheduled.
“As some of you may know, [boyfriend] Gerard [Piqué] 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,” Shakira wrote on her website Wednesday.
“This means I will not be able to be a part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival … I’d like to thank Clear Channel and my fans for their constant love and understanding. Big kiss!”
Shakira, 35, and Piqué, 25, central defender for FC Barcelona, began officially dating in March 2011. This will be their first child.
NBC announced Tuesday that Shakira and Usher would be replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green on season 4 of The Voice. Shakira did not mention on her website if the pregnancy would affect her ability to fulfill that commitment.
No due date was mentioned.