Shakira hit by devastating news following her split with Pique and her dad's health struggles

Shakira seems to be going through a lot of hard times and trouble ever since her split with Pique. After her dad’s health battle, her mother is now under medical attention. Here’s what’s happening

Shakira rushes her mother to hospital in urgency, here’s what we know
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Shakira rushes her mother to hospital in urgency, here’s what we know

Shakira’s mum - Nidia Ripoll - was reportedly rushed to a hospital in Barcelona on Friday. It is understood that a blood clot was found in her leg which made the family do an emergency dash for Nidia.

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Shakira’s mum was hospitalised

According to The Sun, Nidia started feeling unwell last week and sought medical attention immediately. However, she wasn’t hospitalised until the discovery of the blood clot in her leg on Friday. This comes after just months ago Shakira had to take her father William Mebarak Chadid to the hospital as he suffered a bad fall and required treatment.

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Nidia allegedly suffered from a stroke initially, however, sources close to the singer claimed that her problems are related to deep vein thrombosis and have not affected her brain yet. Spanish media confirmed that the 46-year-old singer’s mother is now ‘out of danger’ and currently recovering at home with regular medical assistance and check-ups.

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What is deep vein thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious health condition under which a blood clot is formed in a deep vein of your body - usually the legs. Healthline states that most people do not find out about DVT until they undergo emergency treatment for a pulmonary embolism - a blood clot in the lung.

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Shakira hasn’t made any official comments regarding her mother’s hospitalisation or health, as such, it is difficult to understand what caused the problem. Meanwhile, her father William is still recovering from his fall last year after his declining health was linked to Shakira’s decision to delay her big move to Miami with her sons. Her mother’s health may further impact her move.

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Sources Used

The Sun: Shakira’s mum ‘rushed to hospital with blood clot’ after dad’s health battle delayed Miami move following Pique split

Healthline: Everything You Want to Know About Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

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