Dion announces she is putting her career on hold to focus all of her attention on her husband’s cancer and her own health concerns. Statements on her website and social media accounts say Dion must focus 100% of her attention on her husband Rene, their family, and associated health issues. Her husband, Rene, underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his throat last December.
It’s been a very difficult and stressful time for the couple as they deal with the day-to-day challenges of fighting this disease while trying to juggle a very active show business schedule, and raise their three young children.
The statement also goes on to say Dion herself is suffering:
from an illness that has caused inflammation in her throat muscles, and has not been able to perform any of her scheduled shows in Las Vegas since her last show on July 29th.
Her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, featuring about 70 shows per year, is on hold “until further notice.”