Celine Dion cancels shows for ear surgery

Celine Dion has cancelled a series of Las Vegas concerts to have surgery. (AFP pic)

LAS VEGAS: Canadian singer Celine Dion has cancelled a series of concerts in Las Vegas as she undergoes surgery for an ear condition.

Dion, who turns 50 later this month, said she has been suffering from patulous Eustachian tube, when a middle opening in the ear is abnormally open, affecting hearing.

The singer said that her medication was no longer succeeding in treating the condition, requiring her to undergo a “minimally invasive surgical procedure.”

She canceled shows set from March 27 to April 18 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Dion, who last performed at the casino in January, will resume her performances on May 22.

“My luck hasn’t been very good lately,” said Dion, whose husband and longtime manager René Angélil died in 2016.

“I apologise to everyone who planned to travel to Las Vegas to see my show. I know how disappointing this is, and I’m so sorry,” Dion wrote on Facebook late on Wednesday.

The prolific singer, whose best-known hits include the “Titanic” theme song “My Heart Will Go On,” has been a top entertainment attraction in Las Vegas.

Her 2003-2007 series of shows at Caesars Palace, titled “A New Day,” is the highest grossing musical residency in the city’s history, earning nearly US$400 million (RM1.6 billion).