Celine Dion cancels three weeks of shows for ‘minimally invasive’ surgery

By: Meaghan Wray

Anyone who follows Celine Dion knows that she loves nothing more than making her fans happy – but sometimes she has to put herself first. The singer announced on Thursday (Mar. 22) that she’ll be putting her Las Vegas Coliseum residency on hold until May due to vital ear surgery.

The Canadian star took to social media to express her sadness over the cancellations, both tweeting out an official announcement and sharing a longer, heartfelt message on her official Facebook page. The statement began, “We regret to inform you that the performances of Céline at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace scheduled for March 27 through April 18 have been cancelled. Céline has been dealing with a condition in her middle ear known as Patulous Eustachian tube, which causes hearing irregularities, and makes it extremely difficult to sing.”

The message continued to say that the Quebec native – who turns 50 at the end of the month – has been dealing with the distressing condition for over a year and has had to treat it with regular ear drops. Celine added her own emotional message, saying, “My luck hasn’t been very good lately… I’ve been so looking forward to doing my shows again and this happens… I just can’t believe it! I apologize to everyone who planned to travel to Las Vegas to see my show. I know how disappointing this is, and I’m so sorry.”

These additional cancellations come in the wake of a terrible cold Celine experienced back in January, which also required her to put off parts of her longstanding residency. Though she was expected to come back in full force this month, it appears she’ll need a little extra TLC.

While fans will be reimbursed for the cancelled shows, her loyal followers have jumped to her defense on social media. One Twitter user, Dana P Covert, commented, “Don’t be mad about it. She’s given of herself for 37 years. Let’s give back to her by wishing her a good recovery,” while another, Monika Sudakov, wished her well: “Please take care of yourself Céline. I still hope to see you in June. I love you!!”

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