Beyoncé’s twins were born prematurely and have subsequently run into “minor complications,” according to media reports.
As rolling out reported, Beyoncé’s twins were born at the University of California-Los Angeles Medical Center eight days ago, on June 12, 2017, and have been in the hospital since their birth with “minor medical issues.”
The family sources told the media the babies are “under the lights.” They would not or could not be more specific, but that often means the babies have jaundice because of “elevated bilirubin levels.” The lights are designed to lower bilirubin in the blood to eliminate jaundice.
The condition is common among premature babies and in most cases, not life-threatening.
In February, Beyoncé announced that she was pregnant with twins by posting on Instagram, “We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two.” Beyoncé was initially scheduled to headline Coachella, but she canceled the performance and said she would plan to perform at the popular event in 2018.
There was speculation that Beyoncé was in labor earlier this week following several tweets by Jay Z. On June 15, Jay Z went on an unusual Twitter spree. Hov reportedly named nearly every prominent rapper and revealed who inspires him as an artist. Some social media users speculated that Jay Z was sweating it out in the waiting room and was tweeting to calm his nerves.
The twins will join Blue Ivy, 5, in the Carter household.
If the circumstances surrounding the first child is any indication, Beyoncé will be extremely cautious in unveiling the newborns to the press.