Shakira, who was designated to be part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas has decided not to show up. She has officially cancelled her participation in the event and announced that she is expecting her first child with her 25-year-old boyfriend, Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique .
According to delawareonline.com, the entertainer posted a note on her official website with the happy news:
“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.”
She also posted in Twitter saying, “I was really looking forward to the amazing #iHeartRadio Music Festival, but will see you guys soon!”
Her fans especially at the radio station are very supportive to the mom-to-be sending their greetings, “Congratulations, Shakira! – From your friends and fans at iHeartRadio.” She responded, “I’d like to thank Clear Channel and my fans for their constant love and understanding.”
Other artists attending the festival are No Doubt, Bon Jovi, Brad Paisley, Lil Wayne, Usher, Calvin Harris, Green Day, Rihanna, Pink, Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Linkin Park, and Miranda Lambert. The event will be on September 21 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.