Nawal Al Zoughbi cancels US concerts in solidarity with Iraq
Lebanese singer Nawal Al Zoughbi decided to cancel her remaining concerts from her tour in the US in solidarity with the Iraqi and Kuwaiti people. The singer held a number of concerts around the US and once war broke out on Iraq, she realized it would be considered very insensitive of her to continue performing when people are dying and suffering.
According to the London based Elaph, Nawal at once made reservations to return to Lebanon wanting to leave the country that was causing so much destruction in the Middle East.
Al Zoughbi left to the US and Canada early last month for a one-month tour. Nawal held a number of concerts for the Arab population in the West performing a collection of her old and new songs. Herr first stop was in Canada where she performed three concerts alongside Egyptian singer Ehab Tawfiq.
On a different note Nawal had invited a number of journalists to her home for lunch to hold a semi press conference, which she referred to as a gathering of friends. The journalists she invited were carefully selected to eliminate the ones who write negative criticism about her, and to whom she admitted her previous lies.
Nawal admitted to have to not being so truthful regarding previous rumors of her plastic surgery and her bad temper towards some members of the media. She admitted to have undergone a plastic surgery on her nose recently. She added that the new look of her cheeks is a side effect from medication she took during her pregnancy.
Nawal also confessed to have mistreated a journalist who was trying to take pictures of her at the airport in Oman. She said that she was having a serious conversation with her agent and there is no need for pictures to be taken especially since she had no makeup on at the time.
The singer also admitted that she banned a representative from Nadine magazine to be present at the press conference she held in Oman even though she denied the allegation when questioned by one of the journalists.
The eldest among three brothers and one sister, Zoughbi made her debut in the music world in 1988, with her participation in the TV show, Studio Al Fan. She was awarded the 'Best Singer' award on several occasions throughout her career. - Albawaba.com
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