Céline Dion Undergoes Surgery — Why She Was Forced to Cancel Vegas Shows
Céline Dion is taking a break from performing for the next few months!
On Wednesday, Dion announced that she had to “undergo a minimally invasive surgical procedure.” In a statement, the singer apologized on Facebook, saying, “My luck hasn't been very good lately... I've been so looking forward to doing my shows again and this happens…. I just can't believe it! I apologize to everyone who planned to travel to Las Vegas to see my show. I know how disappointing this is, and I'm so sorry."
The statement revealed, “Céline has been dealing with a condition in her middle ear known as Patulous Eustachian tube, which causes hearing irregularities, and makes it extremely difficult to sing.”
“She has been experiencing this condition for the past 12-18 months but it has been successfully treated with various ear drop medications,” the statement continued. “During the past couple of weeks these medications have no longer been working to treat the condition, so she will undergo a minimally invasive surgical procedure to correct the problem.”
Dion will return to the stage May 22.
In January, Dion was also forced to cancel shows due to illness. She said, “When I'm not well, I always try to push through and I do everything I can to do my show. I really struggled to finish last night's show and it took everything out of me. My doctor advised that I absolutely cannot perform tonight.”