Céline Dion has announced her return to her Las Vegas residency, held at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Dion postponed her performances last August, both her residency and a tour of Asia, in order to be by her husband René Angélil’s side. Angélil has been battling throat cancer for fifteen years now, and undergoing several surgeries has left him unable to speak. He receives meals through a feeding tube, and radiation treatments have significantly impacted his hearing.
Dion herself has been battling an illness involving inflammation of her throat muscles, preventing her from singing.
“I am excited to finally tell my fans I am coming back to Caesars Palace. It was René’s wish that I come back. While my family will always be my priority, my fans are just as important to me. I look forward to performing again for all of you starting Aug. 27, and more importantly having René there with me. Thank you for giving me this time I needed to spend with my family,” Dion said in a statement today (March 25), according to E! Online.
The 46-year-old revealed to People magazine that her husband encouraged her to return to the stage.
“He wants me to sing again, and I want to do this with him. I promise there will be high, happy notes, but it’s going to be very emotional for me,” the singer said.
Angélil will attend her opening night, August 27, in support.
Tickets go on sale on Saturday (March 28) at 10 am.
THZ wishes Dion, Angélil, and their family all the best.