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Celine Dion shows cancelled due to ill husband

1 of 1 Celine Dion wants to spend more time with her ill husband
Celine Dion wants to spend more time with her ill husband

Celine Dion has put her career on hold "indefinitely" in order to spend more time with her ill husband.

She has cancelled her Las Vegas shows until further notice, as well as her planned tour of Asia in November, so she can "devote every ounce" of her strength to her family.

Her husband, René Angélil, is currently undergoing treatment for cancer, after having surgery last December to remove a tumour.

She wrote on Facebook: "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.

"I also want to apologise to all my fans everywhere for inconveniencing them, and I thank them so much for their love and support."

Dion hasn't performed any shows since July 29 due to her own ill health as she he has been fighting an illness that has caused inflammation in her throat muscles.

A spokesperson confirmed that she has still not recovered from that condition.

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