"There were days that I thought, you know, I'd never be the same. I'd never be the same physically, my strength and endurance would never be the same," the singer says in the documentary.
In the singer's new Netflix documentary "Homecoming," which dropped at midnight Tuesday, the singer recalled the challenges she faced carrying twins Rumi and Sir Carter, with whom she shares with husband Jay-Z. The birth experience that followed caused Beyonce to worry if she'd ever be the same performer again.
"My body went through more than I knew it could," Beyonce recalled in the documentary.
If you remember, Beyonce was originally supposed to headline Coachella 2017 but plans changed when she discovered Blue Ivy was going to be getting a sibling or in this case siblings.
"I was supposed to do Coachella the year prior but I got pregnant unexpectedly," she said in the documentary. "And it ended up being twins which was even more of a surprise."
Beyonce explained how she developed preeclampsia, a pregnancy condition that causes high blood pressure and potentially dangerous complications. The delivery, which was all documented in the film, proved to bring its own challenges, as the "Love on Top" singer had to get an emergency C-section.
"In the womb, one of my babies' hearts paused a few times so I had to get an emergency C-section," Beyonce recalled.
However, Beyonce faced even more demanding physical tasks heading into Coachella. The Grammy winner, who said she weighed 218 pounds the day she gave birth to the twins, expressed how her changed body made it difficult when preparing for her Beychella performance. The "Crazy in Love" singer also followed a very strict diet -- cutting out bread, carbs, sugar, dairy, meat and alcohol.
"And you know, a lot of the choreography is about feeling, so it's not as technical, it's your own personality that brings it to life," she said. "That's hard when you don't feel like yourself. I had to rebuild my body from cut muscles. It took me a while to feel confident enough to...give my own personality."
"It's my first time home back home on the stage after giving birth; I'm creating my own homecoming, and it's hard," she later added. "There were days that I thought, you know, I'd never be the same. I'd never be the same physically, my strength and endurance would never be the same."
"In the beginning, it was so many muscle spasms and just, internally, my body was not connected," she concluded. "My mind was not there. My mind wanted to be with my children. What people don't see is the sacrifice. I would dance, and go off to the trailer, and breast-feed the babies, and the days I could, I would bring the children."
Despite the hardships, Beyonce's Coachella performance made history, as the singer was the first black woman to headline the music festival. What's even more impressive, is how the singer ran the show.
"I personally selected each dancer, every light, the material on the steps, the height of the pyramid, the shape of the pyramid," Beyonce detailed in the film. "Every tiny detail had an intention."
We'd expect nothing less from the Queen. "Homecoming" is now streaming on Netflix and you can check out the live soundtrack here.
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