The singer announces her return date after taking off to care for her ailing husband
A year after postponing her residency at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas to care for her cancer-stricken husband Rene Angélil, Celine Dion will return to the stage in August with a new act.
“It is very emotional for me and I’m anticipating the emotions to grow even more as the date gets closer,” Dion tells People Magazine.
“It’s very touching,” she adds. “Every night is a new show … I promise there will be high, happy notes.”
Dion last performed a residency show on July 29, 2014 when she was sidelined due to an illness that caused inflammation in her throat muscles. On August 13, 2014, Dion announced she was taking an indefinite hiatus from the residency and cancelling her Asian tour to focus 100% of her attention on her husband Rene, their family, and associated health issues.
“I want to devote every ounce of my strength and energy to my husband’s healing, and to do so, it’s important for me to dedicate this time to him and to our children,” Dion wrote at the time. “I also want to apologize to all my fans everywhere, for inconveniencing them, and I thank them so much for their love and support.”
According to Variety, the singer’s decade-long residency at the Colosseum began in March 2003 with “A New Day” which ended in December 2007 with a box office gross of more than $400 million. In 2011, Dion returned to the venue for “Celine,” which has raked in $133.3 million so far.
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