Christina Perri has revealed her unborn baby will require surgery immediately after birth due to complications that have been picked up in utero.
The 34-year-old singer candidly spoke about her pregnancy in an Instagram story.
"There's a lot more that we have to be cautious of. Baby could come at any moment," she said in a video, according to ET Online. "Basically, there's a complication with the baby's intestines. The baby right now is scheduled to have an operation when they arrive. We'll spend some time in the hospital."
"We're going to prepare for [the NICU], but anything could happen. We're just gonna stay really hopeful," Perri continued. "I guess the biggest thing is we hope the baby stays inside and can get as big as possible before this big event they have to go through. It's just a couple more weeks, so I'm gonna try to take it easy and hope for the best."
Perri assured fans in a later post that her and the baby were doing "okay", thanking people for their support.
"Baby is having an issue, so I'm gonna be here till it's time for baby to come out," she wrote in an Instagram story. "Which might have to be very soon. Which is very early.
"Please send some love from your heart to the little heart beating in me that we all make it through this. I'm grateful for doctors and nurses and will do whatever they suggest we do."
The A Thousand Years singer who shares two-year-old daughter Carmella Stanley with her husband Paul Costabile, announced her second pregnancy in July.
Perri opened up recently about suffering a miscarriage at 11 weeks in January, saying she was "completely shocked and heartbroken".
"I want to continue to help change the story and stigma around miscarriage, secrecy and shame," she said at the time. "I am so sad but not ashamed. I am ever reminded how amazing and powerful women are at making life and at healing. To all the mothers who have been here and who will be here, I see you and I love you."