In a Contact Music story, Gwen Stefani was quoted as saying she couldn't write music after giving birth to her second child.
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The No Doubt singer, now 41, said that was the reason for the reunion tour: "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,'" she said.
Stefani has an older son, Kingston, now 4, with husband Gavin Rossdale. Performing old material made her emotional as well, she said. "We had no new single, we hadn't been onstage together for, like, five years, and every night, I'd get teary-eyed because of those old songs.
"I'm up onstage, 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."