August 6, 2014 8:18 am

Celine Dion cancels Vegas shows for vocal rest

Celine Dion, pictured in October 2013.

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TORONTO — Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion has cancelled a string of shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to rest her voice.

Nine performance at the Colosseum between July 30 and Aug. 13 have been cancelled.

According to a message on the Celine In Vegas website, the singer “has been receiving treatment for acute inflammation and swelling in the muscles adjacent to her vocal chords.

“After being examined by her physicians… it was determined that she will require further rest in order to achieve a 100% recovery.”

Dion, 46, was forced to cancel 10 shows in early 2012 due to vocal issues. She sought treatment from Gerald Berke, a laryngeal physiology expert at the UCLA Medical Center for weakness in her right vocal chord and a secondary viral illness.

Dion is expected to return to the stage Aug. 15 for the first of another 10-show run.

Fans with tickets to any of the cancelled performance can get refunds.

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