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Celine Dion Cancels Shows

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Singer Celine Dion has canceled more shows at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace, citing a virus causing an inflammation of her vocal cords.

An official with show producer AEG Live, Christi Nelson, says a doctor has advised the French-Canadian pop superstar to rest her voice for six to eight weeks.

Officials announced last weekend that Dion was canceling shows through March 3. Her new return date is June 9.

The singer of romantic odes including “My Heart Will Go On” and “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” returned to Caesars Palace a year ago for a three-year engagement.

The casino spent $95 million building the Colosseum for Dion in 2003, complete with a humidifier to protect her voice.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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