Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 | 5:33 p.m.
Hopes for Celine Dion’s speedy recovery from throat ailments and a return to her Colosseum stage at Caesars Palace this Friday were dashed when doctors ordered the Canadian-superstar Strip headliner to cancel more shows late Monday.
Four additional performances were dropped from Friday through next week while Celine rests her voice under medication for acute inflammation and swelling in her vocal-cord muscles. She now hopes — and plans — to be back onstage a week later on Aug. 15.
Late last week, doctors ordered Celine to cancel the first set of shows with a “no talking and no singing” restriction. The treatment reportedly has not been as fast as either Celine or the doctors had wanted.
For Celine, it’s a repeat of more than a year ago when she shuttled back and forth between Los Angeles throat specialists treating a similar infection in a forced two-week hiatus.
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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.