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Celine Dion delays Las Vegas show opening due to health issues

A statement posted on her website on Tuesday said the singer has been having severe and persistent muscle spasms and she is being evaluated and treated by a medical team.

Celine Dion performs during her Courage world tour in Quebec City, Montreal, Canada on Sept. 18, 2019.
Celine Dion performs during her Courage world tour in Quebec City, Montreal, Canada on Sept. 18, 2019.
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LAS VEGAS — Celine Dion is delaying the opening of her new Las Vegas show due to muscle spasms that have kept her from performing.

A statement posted on her website on Tuesday said the singer has been having severe and persistent muscle spasms and she is being evaluated and treated by a medical team.

“I’m heartbroken by this,” Dion said in a statement. “My team and I have been working on our new show for the past eight months, and to not be able to open this November saddens me beyond words. My partners at Resorts World Las Vegas and AEG have been working around the clock to get this brand new state-of-the-art theatre ready, and it’s absolutely beautiful. I feel so bad that I’m letting them down, and I’m especially sorry for disappointing all the fans who’ve been making their plans to come to Las Vegas. Now, I have to focus on getting better… I want to get through this as soon as I can.”

Shows scheduled for the Resorts World Theatre on Nov. 5 through Nov. 20 and Jan. 19 through Feb. 5, 2022, are being canceled.

Tickets purchased with a credit card through axs.com or Resorts World Las Vegas will be automatically refunded within 30 days. Ticketholders for the canceled dates will receive a pre-sale opportunity for first access to new show dates when they are announced.

The statement also said that her world tour is still scheduled to resume in March 2022.

Contributing: USA Today