Céline Dion Cancels Vegas Shows for “Minimally Invasive” Ear Surgery

Céline Dion

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Céline Dion is going under the knife, cancelling an upcoming slate of shows for her Las Vegas residency to take care of a nagging ear ailment.

“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,” a post on the 49-year-old singer’s Facebook page announced last night. “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.”

The post also quotes Dion as 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.”

Dion is forced to cancel shows from March 27 through April 18 as part of her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace – which, having grossed more than $400 million, is reportedly the most financially successful Vegas residency ever. She was also forced to cancel a string of shows in January of this year due to “congestion and irritation of the vocal chords due to a lingering cold.”

Dion’s Facebook post says that she’s expected to return to the stage on May 22nd, which means that, much like her heart, Dion’s show will go on.