Celine Dion cancels shows in Las Vegas, Asian tour


Celine Dion cancels shows in Las Vegas, Asian tour

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Aug 13, 2014

Celine Dion announced Wednesday morning that she is canceling her shows on the Las Vegas Strip through March 2015 and her planned fall tour of Asia.

The 46-year-old singer decided to postpone all performances in order to focus 100 percent of her attention on her husband Rene Angelil, their three children, and her own health issues.

Angelil, 72, had surgery in December 2013 to remove a "cancerous tumor" in his throat.

Dion has also been fighting an illness that caused inflammation in her throat muscles, and she has not been able to perform any of her scheduled shows in Las Vegas since July 29.

Dion released a statement saying: "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. I also appreciate the understanding of my long-term partners AEG and Caesars Entertainment during this difficult time.”

Dion also said that her family has had a very difficult and stressful time since her husband's surgery.

Her show, titled "Celine," is presented in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. She first began performing at Caesars Palace in 2003. Her first residency ended in December 2007. Dion and Angelil, whom she met when he became her manager in 1980, were married in 2010. Dion returned to Caesars Palace in 2011.

All performances are canceled through March 22, 2015. Tickets purchased with a credit card will be refunded to the credit card used for the purchase and anyone who paid cash for tickets may present the tickets at the original point of sale for a refund.

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to NowTrending.com.