Fans of Lauryn Hill might have to wait a bit longer for a new album.
During a concert over the weekend, Hill “announced to her audience”:http:// that she is pregnant with her sixth child. She told the crowd at Detroit’s Chene park on Saturday that she was performing in the last show on this leg of her tour, “I’m going to be taking time off to give birth.”
Hill and her long-term boyfriend Rohan Marley are parents to Zion, 14, Selah 13, Joshua, 9, John, 8 and Sarah, 3 years old.
For months rumors have circulated that the former Fugees star was pregnant and she has hinted that there is a baby on the way.
“I keep having these children,” Hill said two months ago while performing in Los Angeles. “I don’t know if I’m the most fertile woman in America.”
She first sparked speculation that she was pregnant after performing in April at the Coachella music festival in California, where she attempted to conceal a rounded stomach.
The 36-year-old Hill hasn’t released an original solo studio album since 1998’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which won her five Grammy Awards.
Since returning to touring, Hill’s performances have been plagued with tardiness and erratic behavior. Earlier this year angry fans walked out of her concert at the Center Stage in Atlanta, GA, after she arrived three hours late and performed unfamiliar remixes of her classic songs. During the concert the singer declared that she was tired of “playing the same music night after night.”