Celine Dion puts career on hold for health, family reasons

2014-08-13 16:52

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Toronto – Superstar Canadian singer Celine Dion said she has put her showbiz career on hold indefinitely, cancelling her Las Vegas show and a planned fall tour of Asia, to focus on the health of both her husband and herself.

"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," said Dion today.

Dion's husband, Rene Angelil, had surgery in December to remove a cancerous tumor, and Dion has been fighting an illness that has caused inflammation in her throat muscles.

She has not been able to perform her scheduled Las Vegas shows since July 29.

The Canadian-born singer said it has been very difficult and stressful for the couple as they try to fight illness and juggle their showbiz schedule with raising three young children.

"I also want to apologise to all my fans everywhere for inconveniencing them and I thank them so much for their love and support," she said.

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