Gwen Stefani couldn’t write music after giving birth because she felt so gross about her body after having second son Zuma, she felt too “out of touch” to write any new material. The band went on to tour without releasing a new single.
“I hadn’t planned on doing a tour; I’d had Zuma, I felt so gross – I got so big and felt so out of touch and not cool. I was trying to write this cool record and nothing came out.
“I felt so bad because you’ve got this whole band waiting, but I couldn’t write. So we said, ‘Let’s go on tour’.
Performing her old material made the singer very emotional. She said:
“We had no new single, we hadn’t been on stage together for, like, five years and every night I’d get teary-eyed because of those old songs.
“I’m up on stage and I’m singing songs about relationships I’ve had and I’m looking over and my kids are watching me. It’s very surreal.”
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