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Celine Dion has been put on voice rest after after having some probelms with her vocal cords. She was found to have weakness in her right vocal chord, secondary to a viral illness. Â All the concerts through March 18 will be cancelled. Celine will be back in June.
We regret to inform you that Celine performances throughÂ Sunday, March 18Â at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace have been cancelled.
Following the difficulties thatÂ she experienced withÂ her vocal chords last week, which resulted in cancelled weekend performances,Â CelineÂ decided to seek further expert medical advice from one of the leading international authorities on laryngeal physiology, ProfessorÂ Gerald Berke M.D., UCLAÂ Medical Center,Â Los Angeles, California.
Celine flew toÂ Los AngelesÂ on Monday afternoonÂ andÂ had a thorough examination at Professor Berke’sÂ clinic.Â Â Â He has diagnosedÂ Celine with weakness in her right vocal chord, secondary to a viral illness.Â ProfessorÂ Berke has prescribed 6-8 weeks of voice-rest in order for CelineÂ to completely recover from this condition.
“I tried to sing at my sound-check last week, and I had no controlÂ of my voice whatsoever,” said Celine.Â “We thought that after a few days restÂ I would improve butÂ it wasn’t getting any better…I guess it was worse than I thought.Â I’m fortunate that I was able to seeÂ Professor Berke.Â Â Â He identified what was causingÂ the problemsÂ I was having, and he assured me that with the amount of rest he prescribed, I would be back to 100%.Â Â Â Obviously this is the worst thing for a singer….not being ableÂ to do your shows.Â I feel worse knowing that I’mÂ disappointing my fans.Â I’m so sorry…..I hope they forgive me.”
Celine’s next run of performances beginningÂ June 9 through August 19Â will proceed as scheduled.
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