She's back! Céline Dion previously announced to fans on March 21 that she had no choice but to cancel her upcoming shows for ear surgery to fix an uncomfortable condition in her inner ear, but now, after two months, she's finally returned to the stage.
The diva kicked off her Las Vegas show on Tuesday, May 22, with a standing ovation. "You know it’s been a while since we’ve done a show I had a little health issue — don’t we all," she told the excited crowd. "But I have to tell you, I’m extremely happy to be back. The stage is kind of my home away from home and I have to admit I can barely stand on my feet tonight as I am a little bit nervous."
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Céline performed 'Ashes', from the @deadpoolmovie, live for the first time last night on her return on stage at @thecolosseumatcaesarspalace ! // Céline chantait pour la première fois en live la chanson "Ashes" du film #Deadpool2 hier soir lors de son retour sur scène à Las Vegas. – Team Céline
"It doesn’t matter how long you’ve done a show. Every time you do a show you get nervous and I do have butterflies tonight," she continued. "You wonder will the people still come, are they gonna say what if she cancels tonight, will they stay home, I don’t take anything for granted. You can see so many shows in Vegas and I’m so very grateful. Not everyone has the privilege to do what they love in life so thank you for the privilege."
Céline has been having problems with her Patulous Eustachian tube for the last year to year-and-a-half, and while she was first able to manage it with eardrops, it started to affect her hearing which made it very hard to sing.
“My luck hasn’t been very good lately," the 50-year-old songstress wrote on social media two months ago. "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."
This isn't the first time Céline has struggled with her health this year. In January, she was dealing with a lingering cold that made it hard to sing. Perhaps that was related to her ear issue. We're just glad she's feeling better now!