Ill Dion Cancels Las Vegas Shows

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February 26, 2012 | 7:26pm EST

Celine Dion has cancelled a week’s worth of concerts in Las Vegas as she battles a virus which has caused inflammation of her vocal chords.
Doctors have told the singer she must rest as she receives treatment – and so she has pulled the plug on upcoming shows at Caesars Palace.

A statement from the Because You Loved Me singer reads, “I feel terrible about not being able to do these shows. I feel so bad for the fans. I don’t like to let people down… I really hope everyone understands how sorry I am.”

She is expected to be back onstage on Saturday.

Dion is currently in the middle of a residency at the Colosseum, where she’s performing with a 31-piece orchestra.