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Celine Dion cancels more summer dates in Las Vegas due to health issues

Celine Dion forced to cancel more shows in Las Vegas due to acute throat inflammatin
Celine Dion forced to cancel more shows in Las Vegas due to acute throat inflammatin
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Celine Dion has been forced to cancel additional shows this week at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas due to illness. The Canadian international superstar had already canceled five dates on the heels of her return to The Colosseum to begin her summer residency on July 29 and has now announced the cancellation of four more performances.

According to a news release posted Aug. 5 at CelineDion.com, the multi-Platinum selling singer had been ordered to rest after being diagnosed with an acute inflammation of the throat and muscles around her vocal cords. The five-time Grammy winner had been taking prescribed anti-inflammatory medication as ordered and was expected to return to the stage Aug. 8. Following a updated medical examination on Tuesday, Dion's doctors determined she will need further rest and bumped her return date to Aug. 15.

The following four dates at Caesars Palace have been canceled: Friday, Aug. 8, Saturday, Aug. 9, Tuesday, Aug. 12 and Wednesday, Aug. 13. Full refunds will made available to ticket holders a point of purchase. The "My Heart Will Go On" hitmaker is scheduled to resume her residency beginning Friday, Aug. 15.

The world's best selling female artist recently announced a mini-tour of Asia, which will take her to several countries throughout the months of October and November. Produced by AEG Live, the multi-Platinum selling singer and her 15-piece band will perform a selection of her greatest hits and timeless classics as part of a production specially designed for Asia. The tour will see the Charlemagne, Quebec native make a return to Japan for four previously announced dates, including: Nov. 11 Nagoya, Japan – Nagoya Dome, Nov. 14 Osaka, Japan – Osaka Dome and Nov. 18 & 19 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Dome. The Asian tour will be Dion's only concerts outside of Las Vegas in 2014. Click here for more details.

Dion has been busy promoting her highly successful 2013 studio album Loved Me Back to Life and also recently added a total of 31 new shows to her second record-breaking residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, which will run from Dec. 30, 2014 - March 22, 2015 and include special New Year's shows. For full schedule details and tickets for all Celine's Vegas performances head to AXS.com.

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.