Celine Dion performs during her first World Tour show called Courage, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City. Picture: Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP
Celine Dion performs during her first World Tour show called Courage, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City. Picture: Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP

Celine Dion tests negative for coronavirus and postpones shows due to cold

By Bang Showbiz Time of article published Mar 11, 2020

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Celine Dion tested negative for coronavirus and has postponed two shows this week due to a "common cold".

The "My Heart Will Go On" hitmaker has delayed gigs in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week after being tested for covid-19, and she was urged to "rest" by her doctors.

In a Facebook post, her team revealed: "On Monday night, a day after completing a six-show run in the New York area, Celine began feeling the symptoms of a common cold.

"The symptoms persisted into Tuesday, and her doctors instructed her to rest for the next 5-7 days.

"After testing her, the doctors concluded that her virus was not related to COVID-19."

The lengthy statement confirmed the delays are "due to a cold", with Wednesday's Washington show pushed back to November 16, while Friday's Pittsburgh concert will now take place on November 18.

Celine added: "I'm so sorry for disappointing my fans in Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh... I hope everyone understands."

Her tour is set to continue in Denver, Colorado on March 24.

Last month, the 51-year-old singer thanked her fans for their support following her mother's sad death in January.

She wrote on Instagram at the time: "On behalf of my entire family, I would like to thank all of you for your expressions of sympathy, which have touched us very deeply.

"If you wish, you can write a note or make a donation on the Fondation Maman Dion website.

"Helping children in need, will help us to heal. - Celine xx... (sic)"

Celine also shared the same message in French.

Therese's death came at a tough time for the "Power of Love" singer, as it was just two days after the fourth anniversary of the death of her husband, Rene Angelil, and the same day as the fourth anniversary of her brother Daniel's death.

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