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Celine Dion cancels all Las Vegas shows due to health and family issues

Celine Dion indefintiely postpones all show at The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas
Celine Dion indefintiely postpones all show at The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas
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Celine Dion has postponed all her show business activity due to health and family issues. The Canadian international superstar had already canceled multiple dates on the heels of her return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to begin her summer residency on July 29 and has now indefinitely postponed all scheduled shows.

According to a news release posted Aug. 13 at CelineDion.com, the multi-Platinum selling singer has been suffering with an acute inflammation of the throat and muscles around her vocal cords from which she still has not recovered and has also been taking care of her husband René Angélil, who had a cancerous tumor removed last December. The five-time Grammy winner has been under tremendous stress and has now decided to devote all of her attention on her husband's recovery and raising their three young children.

Dion apologized to fans and thanked them for their support in a statement posted to her official website, writing, "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."

Affected performances include all previously announced shows at The Colosseum scheduled through March 22, 2015. The "My Heart Will Go On" hitmaker has also cancelled all dates on her recently announced AEG Live produced mini-tour of Asia, which had been slated for the fall. Full refunds will be made available to ticket holders at point of purchase.

Dion has been busy promoting her highly successful 2013 studio album Loved Me Back to Life and recently added a total of 31 new shows to her second record-breaking residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, just prior her illness. For more information, click here.

.Did you know? Celine Dion’s first Vegas residency, “A New Day – Live in Vegas 2003-07” accumulated a total gross of $400 million, and was seen by nearly 3 million fans. 3 million fans.