Beyoncé was forced to pull out of a scheduled Mrs. Carter World Tour date in Antwerp, Belgium, on doctor’s orders.
According to a statement released to the Associated Press, the singer, reportedly suffering from dehydration and exhaustion, was advised by doctors to rest, and might need to hold off on Wednesday night’s second show at Antwerp’s Sportpaleis as well.
The statement added that the singer is, “awaiting word from her doctors before making a decision” on Wednesday’s show. The tour kicked off in Serbia on April 15 and is scheduled to continue through an August 5 date at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. She has played 20 dates so far and has 11 European shows left after the Antwerp gigs before the production kicks into gear again with a June 28 date at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The show cancellation comes just one day after the latest rumors popped up that Bey, 31, might be pregnant with her second child with Jay-Z.
The New York Post’s Page Six reported that the couple, parents to daughter Blue Ivy, 16 months, are keeping the pregnancy under wraps. Citing unnamed sources, the Post claimed that Beyoncé strategically wore a high, belted waist gown at last week’s Met Gala to camouflage her midsection.
During an appearance on “Good Morning America” last week, Beyonce said, “I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being a big sister.” She didn’t, however, talk about when that might happen, saying only, “at some point, when it’s supposed to happen.” A spokesperson for Bey did not return request for comment on the rumors at press time.
In the meantime, another new collaboration with The-Dream, “Turnt,” leaked out this week. The slow jam, headed for Dream’s IV Play album, is one of several fresh tracks fans have gotten from Queen Bey recently, including a snippet of “Rise Up” from the “Epic” soundtrack, as well as “Bow Down/I Been On,” “Grown Woman” and “Standing on the Sun.”