Shakira's father suffered 'bad fall' and is in hospital as pop star deals with split from Barcelona's Gerard Pique

SHAKIRA took her father to hospital after he suffered a bad fall and required treatment.

The singer has had an eventful few days after also announcing her split from long-term partner – Barcelona star Gerard Pique.

The pair have two children together but have broken up amid allegations Pique has cheated on the Colombian.

Shakira has asked for privacy for her family but also took to Twitter on Saturday to ask fans to send well wishes to her father, William Mebarak Chadid.

The statement read: "Guys, I'm getting a lot of messages of concern that I was seen in an ambulance in Barcelona recently.

"I just wanted to let you know that those photos are from last weekend (the 28th) when my dad unfortunately had a bad fall and I accompanied him in an ambulance to the hospital where he is recovering now.

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"Please do send all your best wishes his way and thank you all as always for all of your love and support."

Shakira's dad was patched up in the hospital and is now recovering, helped by his daughter giving him a kiss on the cheek.

Fans have been right behind the pop star during her troubles with many lamenting Pique for his behaviour.

The centre-back was slammed after the cheating allegations came to light with many questioning how he could do that to someone as glamorous as Shakira.

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In a statement announcing the split the singer said: “We regret to confirm that we are parting ways.

"For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy.

"Thank you for your understanding."

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