The last few years have been extremely difficult for 49-year-old singer Celine Dion. In 2016, she lost both her husband and her brother to cancer. And despite those tragic losses, life was not done delivering its blows. As people say, things usually come in threes. So around the same time, she became diagnosed with a long-term health problem herself. You might have known about Celine Dion’s throat problem.
Back in 2010, she revealed the struggle to her fans when she filmed the documentary about her extremely popular Taking Chances tour.
In that film called “Celine: Through the Eyes of the World,” she told her fans that the issue with her throat had forced her to cancel shows as far back as 2008. And it was much more serious than she had allowed her fans to know. It was actually a health crisis that she has been struggling with for a while now. And the diagnosis will shock you.
With the camera crew in tow, Dion visited the “throat specialist to the stars,” Dr. Gwen Korovin because the diva wanted to get to the bottom of her problem that was affecting her singing career.
Because the health issue was personal, she did not want to tell her fans all the details. And people have assumed she had healed. But in 2014, she had her representatives announce that Dion would take a break from her Las Vegas residency and her tour in Asia so she could spend time with family. Perhaps she was spending time with her husband and brother at this time. Or maybe she was giving her own illness time to heal.
“Celine has also been fighting 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 29. She has still not recovered from this condition,” read the 2014 statement.
Earlier this year, Dion canceled more shows as her “lingering cold” affected her.
But in January, it was announced that Dion was fighting a “nasty virus” that had her in bed.
A week before her March 27 show, she canceled all dates up to April 18 because of an ear problem.
It has been revealed that Dion faces issues with her Patulous Eustachian tube for the last “12-18 months” which make it hard for her to hear and sing.
“My luck hasn’t been very good lately,” she wrote on social media. “I’ve been so looking forward to doing my shows again, and this happens. I just can’t believe it! I apologize to everyone who planned to travel to Las Vegas to see my show. I know how disappointing this is, and I’m so sorry.”
Dion has been using eardrops to manager her ear problem. But it is no longer working so she will be going in for a “minimally invasive surgical procedure to correct the problem.”
If all goes well, Dion is expected to return to the stage on May 22.
We wish her a speedy and problem-free recovery after her surgery.