Shakira has announced she will be postponing her upcoming North American tour dates.

The 40-year-old singer posted a statement on Twitter explaining that she is taking more time off to allow her vocal cords to properly recover from a vocal hemorrhage she suffered earlier this year, which had forced her to postpone her world tour.

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“I feel for all of you who planned ahead to come to these shows and who have been so patient as I took the time needed to figure out the best course of action with my doctors,” Shakira wrote.

In a statement to ET Canada, ticket seller Live Nation explained, “Shakira’s doctors have determined that she needs to spend the next few months working towards recovery in order for her vocal cords to be in optimal condition for touring, and as such we are obliged to postpone the North American leg of the ‘El Dorado World Tour’, previously scheduled for January 2018.”

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For those still hoping to see Shakira perform, the singer announced that she will be back on the road in June 2018 for her tour through Europe and the U.S., with new Latin American dates to be announced.

“I promise to give you all of me and more from the minute I get on that stage and I am counting the days till showtime,” Shakira wrote to her fans.