Céline Dion tested negative for the coronavirus after coming down with cold-like symptoms this week. Fans will be relieved to know she simply has a cold.
The "My Heart Will Go On" singer postponed several shows on her Courage world tour this week due to her sickness, prompting some concern.
"On Monday night, a day after completing a six-show run in the New York area, Céline began feeling the symptoms of a common cold," a post on her Facebook page read on March 10. "The symptoms persisted into Tuesday, and her doctors instructed her to rest for the next 5-7 days. After testing her, the doctors concluded that her virus was not related to COVID-19."
The affected performances include a March 11 show in Washington, D.C. and a March 13 gig in Pittsburgh. They've been rescheduled to Nov. 16 and Nov. 18, respectively.
The 51-year-old had not only captivated fans with her spectacular performances in New York, but she'd been putting on quite a show outside arenas, too! She was frequently spotted out and about in the Big Apple showcasing her incredible style.
Other than the two postponed gigs, the tour is expected to continue as scheduled.
The superstar is not the only performer to reschedule or outright cancel dates of tours this week. Some have done it due to concerns about the coronavirus. Santana cancelled an entire European tour that was to start March 17, citing the bug as a concern.
Pearl Jam, Madonna, Mariah Carey, BTS and other acts have also nixed tour dates due to the virus, while the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin was completely cancelled. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which was to take place April 10-12 and April 17-19, has been moved to Oct. 9-11 and Oct. 16-18.
The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic on March 11. More than 100 countries have confirmed cases of the disease, which the WHO says has infected more than 118,000 people worldwide and killed more than 4,200.
Get well soon, Céline!