Celine Dion Will Return to Las Vegas, Timeline Remains Unknown

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Celine Dion will return to Las Vegas, but her rep tells Us Weekly: "However, there is no date scheduled yet." Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Like her heart, the show will go on… eventually. After it was confirmed on Celine Dion's website this week that she will be returning to the Las Vegas stage, her rep told Us Weekly on Thursday, Mar. 12, that no exact timeline has been set.

"Celine has a contract with Caeser’s so she will be back," Dion's rep told Us. "However, there is no date scheduled yet for her to return."

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A rep for Caesars Entertainment told Us in a separate statement: "AEG and Caesars Entertainment are prepared to welcome Celine Dion back to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace as soon as she is ready to return. For now, though, there are not yet new performance dates to announce."

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Aldo Giampaolo, the President and CEO of Dion's label Feeling Productions, first addressed Dion's return on her website, writing that he "would like to reassure the public and fans alike that Celine will return to the stage." The executive also shared that four members of her residency band — Claude "Mego" Lemay, Yves Frulla, André Coutu, and Jean-Seb Carré — would not be returning.

"It was a difficult decision to make that I felt was necessary to breathe fresh air into the show," Giampaolo wrote. "Celine and Rene join me in thanking them for sharing their immense talent with us over the years and we wish them continued success in their future endeavors."

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Dion, 46, last performed at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in July 2014 after struggling with an illness that caused her throat muscles to inflame. Several months before, Dion had signed a multimillion dollar contract at Caesars which extended her residency through 2019.

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Following her health scare, the five-time Grammy winner announced in August that she was postponing her career "indefinitely" as her husband Rene Angelil struggled with his health. Dion's spouse and former manager, 73, was first diagnosed with cancer in 1999. He underwent a procedure in December 2013 to remove a tumor from his throat.

"I want to devote every ounce of my strength and energy to my husband's healing, and to do so, it's important for me to dedicate this time to him and to our children," Dion — mom to Rene-Charles, 14, and twins Eddy and Nelson, 4 — explained in her statement at the time. "I also want to apologize to all my fans everywhere, for inconveniencing them, and I thank them so much for their love and support."

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