November 30, 2006 06:02:21 GMT
Celine Dion has canceled the next five performances of her “A New Day” show and an appearance at the Billboard Music Awards because of a highly contagious respiratory infection.
Senior singer Celine Dion has been forced to cancel the next five performances of her "A New Day" show and an appearance at the Billboard Music Awards next week after she was diagnosed with a highly contagious respiratory infection.
Announcement on Celine's postponed shows was made public by show producers Wednesday Nov 29th, saying the Grammy-winning singer was being treated for Mycoplasma bronchitis, a contagious bacterial infection, and has been ordered to rest during her recovery.
Performances of her show at Caesars Palace, which were created by former Cirque Du Soleil Artistic Director Franco Dragone, were cancelled from Wednesday Nov 29th through Sunday Dec 3rd, after which Celine was scheduled to take a holiday break from the five-shows-a-week regimen before returning December 28th.
A spokesman for the show said fans who have tickets for the upcoming week could either get refunds or book a new date.