Céline Dion Has Canceled Shows to Undergo a ‘Surgical Procedure’
She’s suffering from a condition that makes it hard to sing.
Céline Dion is canceling several shows at her Las Vegas residency so she can undergo surgery, the singer announced Wednesday night. According to her team’s statement, she is suffering from a condition that has made it difficult to sing.
Dion, according to the statement, has patulous eustachian tube, a condition in her middle ear that causes troubles with hearing. That condition “makes it extremely difficult to sing,” her team noted. And though she had been treating it for more than a year with ear drops, that treatment stopped working, making the surgery necessary.
According to the Dallas Ear Institute, the eustachian tube connects the middle ear cavity to the throat. But people with Dion’s condition have an issue where their eustachian tube stays open and doesn’t close when it should. That causes symptoms like muffled hearing, hearing your own voice and feeling your breathing in your ear, and an urge to “clear” your ear all the time.
Dion announced the news on her Facebook page. “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!” she said in the statement. “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.”
She’ll be canceling her performances from March 27 through April 18, and return to the Las Vegas stage on May 22. Anyone who has purchased tickets will get refunds.
CÉLINE DION PERFORMANCES – MARCH AND APRIL CANCELLED
We regret to inform you that the performances of Céline at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace scheduled for March 27 through April 18 have been cancelled. 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. 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.
“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.” – Céline
Céline is expected to resume performances at The Colosseum as scheduled on Tuesday, May 22nd.
Céline, Caesars Palace, and AEG Presents apologize for any inconvenience this causes ticket holders.
Ticket holders for the cancelled performances should be aware of the following:
Credit Cards – Orders purchased with a credit card for the cancelled performance will be refunded to the credit card used for purchase.
Cash – Those who purchased tickets with cash may present tickets at the original point of sale for a refund.
Please note that Céline, The Colosseum, AXS, Caesars Palace, and AEG Presents are not responsible for hotel, travel or other expenses related to the cancellation of this performance.