Celine Dion has cancelled her Asia tour and
postponed other shows in order to care for her
husband, who has cancer, their family and other
The 46-year-old singer tied the knot with her spouse
Rene Angelil, 72, in 1994, after having first met in
1980. Together they have sons Rene-Charles and
twins Eddy and Nelson.
Celine’s main concern is her husband, who had a
cancerous tumor removed from his throat last December. “I want to devote every ounce of my strength and energy to my husband’s
healing´, she said.
Dion is fighting an undisclosed illness that has caused an inflammation to her throat and stopped her from perform any of her Vegas
concerts since the 29th of July, according to a press release. As this temporary break happens, her residency at the Colosseun at
Caesars Palace also enters a halt; she has been performing there since 2003 and her contract extends up until 2015. Based on almost
$12 million in earnings from her 60 Las Vegas concerts, Billboard named her the 23rd-highest-paid musician of 2013.
She has abandoned dates of her Asia tour, meant to start on November 11 in Nagoya, Japan. 'I want to apologize to all my fans
everywhere, for inconveniencing them, and I thank them so much for their love and support,’ she said.
About her husband, she said: 'Life imposes some things on you but he's doing really well. He's working hard; he's really being
disciplined, which is not an easy thing for him. So he's very disciplined, he's working hard, he's playing with the kids, he's having a
Dion most recent album Loved Me Back To Life, was released in November and debuted at No 3 on the UK chart.
By Adriana Rueda
Source: Music - News; The Guardian
Image: The Guardian