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Celine Dion cancels more shows at Caesars Palace while fighting throat ailments


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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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