Celine Dion has decided to postpone all of her show business activities indefinitely, in order to focus 100% of her attention on her husband Rene, their family, and associated health issues. Since Rene's surgery last December to remove a cancerous tumor, it's been a very difficult and stressful time for the couple as they deal with the day-to-day challenges of fighting this disease while trying to juggle a very active show business schedule, and raise their three young children.
Celine has also been fighting an illness that has caused inflammation in her throat muscles, and has not been able to perform any of her scheduled shows in Las Vegas since her last show on July 29th. She has still not recovered from this condition.
"I want to devote every ounce of my strength and energy to my husband's healing, and to do so, it's important for me to dedicate this time to him and to our children. I also want to apologize to all my fans everywhere, for inconveniencing them, and I thank them so much for their love and support." said Celine.
During this hiatus, Celine will cancel her shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace until further notice. She will also cancel her tour of Asia, previously scheduled for the fall of this year.
Celine and family have requested that their privacy be respected at this time.
The ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ movie, in which Celine made a cameo appearance to sing “Something So Right” in duet with Miss Piggy, is out on DVD and Blu-ray today in North America! Are you planning on adding it to your collection? What did you think of Celine’s role?
In 1984, while on a promotional tour in Paris for her album, 'Mélanie', Celine performed for a month at the legendary Olympia music hall. Her show included a masquerade with public participation, in which Celine disguised herself as a flamenco dancer.
“The songs in my French repertoire are extraordinary. People react very positively. My audiences give so much back to me and as an artist it fulfills me tremendously. In the United States, I am very blessed. Americans have adopted me and I am enjoying my success realizing just how lucky I am. It’s due to hard work and René’s intelligence that we are here today.”
Translated excerpt from Celine’s interview featured in Paris Match and also available on the magazine’s website.
Last week, many countries around the world celebrated International Friendship Day. If you didn’t celebrate, not to worry, it’s never too late to let your friends know you appreciate them. What Celine song would you dedicate to your best and most special friend?
Don’t miss Celine on ‘L’été indien’ this fall! This new television show, co-hosted by Julie Snyder and Michel Drucker, will air on TV5Monde and Quebec channel TVA starting September. Get broadcast dates and times on L’été indien’s Facebook page or by consulting your local listings.
The latest songbook from the Celine Dion collection has arrived at The Boutique! This compilation includes piano, vocal and guitar arrangements for all the tracks from Celine latest English-language album ‘Loved Me Back To Life’. Get yours today and sing along to all the songs from the album, including the hit duet “Incredible”.
In the 1987 Radio-Canada TV special Incognito, Celine charmed the audience with her incredible voice and comical impersonations. Disguising herself as different characters, including a Garbo-like vamp, a Lolita, a goody-goody, a suburban lady, a tomboy and a rock star, she showcased songs from her 'Incognito' album, in addition to comical pieces like "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo".
We regret to inform you that the following four Celine performances at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace have been canceled.
• Friday, Aug. 8
• Saturday, Aug. 9
• Tuesday, Aug. 12
• Wednesday, Aug. 13
Celine has been receiving treatment for acute inflammation and swelling in the muscles adjacent to her vocal chords. After being examined by her physicians earlier today, it was determined that she will require further rest in order to achieve a 100% recovery.
Regularly scheduled performances beginning Friday, Aug. 15 will resume as planned, including the dates below:
Aug: 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 31
Celine, Caesars Palace, and AEG apologize for any inconvenience this causes ticket holders.
Ticket holders for the canceled performance should be aware of the following:
Credit Cards – Orders purchased with a credit card for the canceled performance will be refunded to the credit card used for purchase.
Cash - Those who purchased tickets with cash may present tickets at the original point of sale for a refund.
You may purchase tickets for a future performance of Celine at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace (subject to availability). You may do so in person at the Box Office, by calling 877.4CELINE or 888.9.AXS.TIX, online at www.thecolosseum.com or www.celineinvegas.com.
Please note that Celine, The Colosseum, AXS, Caesars Palace, and AEG Live are not responsible for hotel, travel or other expenses related to the cancellations of these performances.
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