Celine Dion to resume Las Vegas residency
Celine Dion is set for Las Vegas return, a year after she put her career on hold “indefinitely” for health and family reasons.
The Canadian singer cancelled all performances from August last year after her husband, Rene Angelil, was diagnosed with throat cancer for the second time.
“It was Rene’s wish that I come back,” Celine Dion wrote in a statement.
“While my family will always be my priority, my fans are just as important to me.”
Celine Dion, 46, will be back on stage at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on August 27. She last performed there on July 29, 2014.
She has been married to Rene Angelil, who is also her manager, since 1994. They have three children together.
“I look forward to performing again for all of you… and more importantly having Rene there with me,” Celine Dion’s statement continued.
“Thank you for giving me this time I needed to spend with my family.”
In an interview with Good Morning America, Celine Dion revealed she had been feeding Rene Angelil, 73, through a tube since his surgery to have a cancerous tumor removed in December 2013.
“Rene could not talk and he could not swallow; the surgery was major,” she said.
“I feed him three times a day, I do it myself.”
Celine Dion previously took a two-year hiatus from 2000 to 2002 to help care for her husband, when he was initially diagnosed with throat cancer.
The singer has become a regular fixture in Las Vegas, having performed a near five-year residency there from 2003 to 2007.
Her current residency began in 2011. Although it was originally billed as a three-year event, it was extended through to 2019 last year.
It has been confirmed Celine Dion will resume her residency with 40 performances, to take place between August 2015 and January 2016.
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