In a statement posted on her website and official Twitter account; Céline Dion has announced that her Las Vegas residency dates at Caesar’s Palace has been postponed, as well as the Asia leg of her tour will be canceled. Tabloids are attributing this decision to her husband, René Angélil’s, ailing health. Céline’s official statement on the matter is as follows: “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,” Céline said in the statement. “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 previously took a hiatus from her shows due to her battle with Mycoplasma bronchitis in 2006 and her Las Vegas show closed the following year. She returned to Vegas, however, for an ongoing stint in 2011. Dion’s battle with inflammation in her throat muscles was also addressed in the statement, citing that it was the result of an illness. She has been unable to perform scheduled shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas since July 29 due to the condition.