Celine Dion puts career on hold to focus on Rene Angelil’s health
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:24AM EDT
QUEBEC - Quebec superstar Celine Dion is suspending all of her show business activities to focus on her family and the health of her husband Rene Angelil.
Angelil had surgery last December to have a cancerous tumour removed.
Dion released a statement this morning saying it has been a "difficult and stressful time" trying to fight the disease while raising three young children and balancing her singing career.
She has also been grappling with inflammation in her throat muscles, the statement said, and hasn't been able to perform her scheduled Las Vegas shows since July 29.
All of her performances at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace have been cancelled until further notice.
She will also scrap her tour of Asia, scheduled for the fall.
In this Tuesday March 15, 2011 file photo, Celine Dion answers questions during a press conference after her opening night performance at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. (AP / Julie Jacobson, File)