Celine Dion - Celine Dion Scraps All Performances Indefinitely
Singer Celine Dion has axed all her upcoming performances and postponed every work commitment indefinitely so she can take care of her sick husband.
The My Heart Will Go On hitmaker cancelled a series of Las Vegas concerts over July and August (14) so she could recover from inflamed vocal cords.
She was expected to resume her residency at Caesar's Palace resort on Friday (15Aug14) but has now scrapped all her upcoming dates at the venue and her subsequent Asian tour.
Her husband and former manager Rene Angelil underwent surgery for throat cancer in December (13) and Dion has chosen to fully dedicate her time to helping him with ongoing health issues.
She tells People.com, "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 was scheduled to perform in Las Vegas until the end of August (14) and would then resume her residency in December (14). She was expected to tour Japan and the Philippines in November (14).
The singer has three young children with Angelil - Rene-Charles, 13, and twins Eddy and Nelson, three.