Shakira won't lie, the past year has been a difficult one to navigate.
The "Hips Don't Lie" singer recently recalled how she was dealing with the hospitalization of her father William Mebarak Chadid around the same time she was processing her split from Gerard Piqué.
As Shakira recounted in a cover story for People en Español (per People's translation), the hospitalization occurred last year during William's visit to Barcelona. The three-time Grammy winner said her father had come to "console me after I was consumed with sadness because of my separation" from Gerard—with whom she shares kids Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7—and that her dad was "gravely injured in an accident" during her eldest son's first communion.
"Everything happened at once," she told the outlet. "My home was falling apart. I was finding out through the press that I had been betrayed while my dad was in the ICU."
Shakira remembered feeling like she couldn't "survive" everything she was going through and how hard it was to not be able to go to her father—who she called her "best friend"—for advice during this time.