Shakira's son is "back to his cheerful self" after falling ill and forcing the singer to pull out multiple planned appearances.

Shakira and her son Sasha Piqué Mebarak

Shakira and her son Sasha Piqué Mebarak

The 39-year-old musician has taken to Twitter to share a picture of 22-month-old Sasha with an adorable smile on his face as she reveals he is happy and healthy following concerns that he had been admitted to hospital.

Alongside the picture, the 'Hips Don't Lie' hitmaker wrote: "Thanks for all the messages you sent for Sasha while he was sick. Everything is under control now, and he's back to his cheerful self!"

The news comes after the 'La Bicicleta' singer - who also has three-year-old son Milan with her partner Gerard Piqué - tweeted earlier in the month that she would be dropping out of her appearances at the Latin Grammys on November 17 at Las Vegas' Mobile Arena and the American Music Awards (AMAs) on November 20 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles "due to personal matters".

She wrote at the time: "Due to personal matters, I won't be able to travel to Las Vegas & LA to attend the @LatinGRAMMYs or the @AMAs this year.

"I will be accompanying @carlosvives in spirit @LatinGRAMMYs, celebrating this incredible year that we've shared together with #LaBicicleta (sic)."

Meanwhile, the 'Dare' singer previously praised her FC Barcelona soccer star boyfriend on his parenting style, claiming he's her "biggest support" when it comes to raising their children.

She said: "He's got his feet on the ground and is very practical about problem-solving. When I get stressed about how to organise things or juggle it all, he helps put it all in perspective. And he is my biggest support. We're both very hands-on parents, so it never feels like one is carrying the entire load on their own. He probably lets them have a little more chocolate than I'd like, though."

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