Celine Dion cancels 2018 Las Vegas residency shows due to throat inflammation
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Celine Dion has been forced to cancel a pair of shows this week in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace due to health issues. Doctors have ordered the five-time Grammy winner to rest her voice due to an acute throat inflammation, which flared up suddenly over the weekend, following an extremely busy performance schedule during the holiday season.

The legendary Canadian international superstar announced the unfortunate news on Jan. 9 via Twitter and other social media. In order to ensure full recovery from the illness, the “My Heart Will Go On” hitmaker has canceled two residency performances, that had been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 6 and Tuesday, Jan. 9 in Las Vegas at The Colosseum.

In her Twitter update, the ailing pop diva took time to apologize to fans for any inconvenience caused by the sudden show cancellations. The beloved French-Canadian chanteuse also assured fans that she is expected to fully recover and hopes to be healed in time for her next scheduled Las Vegas performance on Friday, Jan. 12.

Dion maintained a brisk schedule over the holidays. The hardworking entertainer performed two special shows at Caesars Palace on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31, which included a taped performance for “New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Time's Square,” as well as a live chat with hosts Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, during a segment of “New Year’s Eve Live on CNN.”

Fans still have a few opportunities to catch their favorite singer during her current winter residency, which will wrap up Jan. 20. Dion will return to Sin City for a spring run, which will take place between March 27 through June 9 in Las Vegas at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

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