Celine Dion has temporarily ended her career.
The Canadian superstar says she’s putting her career on hold ‘indefinitely’ because of her health and that of her husband, who is battling cancer.
According to a statement released on her website, Celine’s spokesperson said, ‘Celine Dion has decided to postpone all of her show business activities indefinitely, in order to focus 100% of her attention on her husband Rene, their family, and associated health issues.’
The rep continued:
Since Rene’s surgery last December to remove a cancerous tumor, it’s been a very difficult and stressful time for the couple as they deal with the day-to-day challenges of fighting this disease while trying to juggle a very active show business schedule, and raise their three young children.
Celine has also been fighting an illness that has caused inflammation in her throat muscles, and has not been able to perform any of her scheduled shows in Las Vegas since her last show on July 29th. She has still not recovered from this condition.
Due to the hiatus, Celine will cancel her shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, as well as a scheduled tour of Asia.
‘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,’ Celine said.