Celine Dion cancels upcoming concerts due to family issues

PTI| Updated: Aug 14, 2014, 15:31 PM IST

London: Singer Celine Dion has put her music career on hold for family and health issues.

The 46-year-old star has cancelled all her upcoming shows till March next year and also her planned tour of Asia this autumn, according to her website.

A statement on the website said she had made the decision in order to focus 100 per cent of her attention on her husband and family.

"It has been a very difficult and stressful time for the couple as they deal with the day-to-day challenges of fighting this disease while trying to juggle a very active showbusiness schedule, and raise their three young children," the statement read.

Dion`s manager-husband, Rene Angelil, had surgery to remove a cancerous tumour in December and the singer is also recovering from an illness that inflamed her throat muscles and has not been able to perform any of her scheduled Las Vegas shows since July 19.

It has not been made certain yet if and when will Dion make a comeback to the stage.