Las Vegas Strip superstar Céline Dion taking hiatus from residency

Las Vegas Strip superstar Céline Dion taking hiatus from residency

March 22, 2018 10:23 AM
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Las Vegas Strip superstar Céline Dion, who will mark her 50th birthday on March 30, is taking a hiatus from her Las Vegas residency in order to undergo ear surgery. In a statement released late Wednesday, the Canadian songstress explained she had to correct a condition called “patulous Eustachian tube dysfunction” that has been affecting her ability to sing and hear.

The condition occurs when the Eustachian tube, which connects the middle ear cavity to the throat, does not close correctly, according to hearing medical specialists.

Dion had also canceled two January shows due to a "lingering cold" and had previously suspended her residency when she took time to care for her ailing husband René Angélil, who died in 2016. The cancelled shows are from March 27 through April 18. Dion has experienced the condition over the past 12 to 18 months and treated it with medication, which has ceased to be effective, necessitating surgery to correct the problem, her statement said.

Dion has been in residence at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace since 2011.