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Celine Dion Cancels Tour, Las Vegas Residency, Citing Health And Family Issues

LAS VEGAS (CelebrityAccess) — Canadian singer Celine Dion has announced that she's putting her performing career on hold to focus on health and family issues.

In a press release, a spokesperson for Dion wrote that the singer has 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.

As well, Dion's husband René Angélil underwent surgery last December to remove a cancerous tumor and is still facing the the day-to-day challenges associated with ongoing treatment for the malady.

"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." Dion said.

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. – Staff Writers