Shakira has taken to Twitter to ask her devotees to pray for her during the birth of her first child, revealing to them she’s about to go into labour on Tuesday evening.
Shakira, 35, has been admitted into hospital in Barcelona, where she is due to be induced and give birth to her baby boy with her 25-year-old boyfriend Gerard Pique.
The singer appealed to her fans via Twitter shortly after arriving at the Teknon clinic on Tuesday, writing: “I’d like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life. Shak.”
She also posted the same content in Spanish and was immediately inundated with messages of support from her fans across the world, wishing her good luck.
A source previously told Spanish newspaper La Razon that the couple scheduled the birth so that FC Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique could be present during their baby’s arrival.
The insider also revealed that Shakira had requested a female only medical team, who all signed confidentiality agreements, assist her during the birth.
Shakira was said to be feeling “increasing discomfort” ahead of the birth and was complaining of “abdominal pressure.”
Shakira has been dating soccer player Gerard Pique for around two years and previously said he is the “best thing” to ever happen to her, until she got pregnant.