After taking a break from her Las Vegas residency to care for her ailing husband, René Angélil, Celine Dion has confirmed that she will return to the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace with a “refreshed” show.
"I want to reassure the media, the public and her fans that Celine is returning,” the Quebec-born singer’s manager, Aldo Giampalo, said in a statement, “although no actual date has yet been determined."
He added: “Celine and René are thankful for their talent and love over the last years and wish them much success in their future projects. It was a very difficult decision, but judged necessary in order to breathe new life into the spectacular.”
Meanwhile, the show’s producer, AEG, said they are happy to welcome the Canadian chanteuse back as soon as she is ready.
Last summer, Celine surprised fans when she announced she would be taking an indefinite break from show business — cancelling her tour in Asia and postponing her residency — to take care of her husband of 20 years, who was thought to be suffering from throat cancer.
René had a cancerous tumour removed from his throat just before Christmas in 2013, and was previously diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999, which prompted Celine, 46, to take time off from her career as her husband recovered.
"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," the 'Most Beautiful Canadian' singer said in a statement at the time.
Celine’s hiatus came two months after René, 73, announced he was stepping down as his wife’s manager. No official reason was given for the change at the time, though it was suspected that René was taking a break to spend more time with his family amidst his ongoing health issues.
Fans are hoping that Celine's return means René's health has improved.