Jewel is refusing to schedule any work commitments – because she is determined to get pregnant by the end of the year.
The star and her rodeo champ husband Ty Murray confirmed in April they are trying to start a family.
They are still working on their plans to become parents, and Jewel is now turning down work because she hopes to get pregnant very soon.
The singer and her partner both signed up to Dancing With The Stars this year but Jewel had to drop out after fracturing the tibia in both her legs. She has now refused the chance to compete in the next season which is due to start in the autumn – because of her baby plans.
She tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, “I really want to start a family. My husband and I would love to see that happen soon. I’d have to say no to doing next season’s Dancing With The Stars because hopefully I’ll be pregnant by then!”