Legendary Canadian crooner Celine Dion has been ordered to cancel the next four months of her Las Vegas residency after coming down with a nasty virus that weakened her vocal chords and caused them to become inflamed.
The 43-year-old is currently one year into her three-year engagement at Vegas' Caesars Palace, where she performs regularly at her sold-out shows where tickets sell for up to $250. Once she's healthy, her concerts will kick back up June 9.
"I tried to sing at my sound-check last week, and I had no control of my voice whatsoever," she said. "We thought that after a few days rest I would improve but it wasn't getting any better. Obviously this is the worst thing for a singer -- not being able to do your shows. I feel worse knowing that I'm disappointing my fans. I'm so sorry. I hope they forgive me."