Celine Dion has canceled all announced shows at the Theatre at Resorts World, including the venue’s opening performance on November 5, citing “severe and persistent muscle spasms” that are preventing her from taking the stage. Today’s announcement states Dion is being treated and evaluated but did not give further detail about her condition.
“I’m heartbroken by this. My team and I have been working on our new show for the past eight months, and to not be able to open this November saddens me beyond words,” Dion said in the statement. “My partners at Resorts World Las Vegas and AEG have been working around the clock to get this brand-new, state-of-the-art theater ready, and it’s absolutely beautiful. I feel so bad that I’m letting them down, and I’m especially sorry for disappointing all the fans who’ve been making their plans to come to Las Vegas. Now, I have to focus on getting better. I want to get through this as soon as I can.”
Dion famously performed two residency shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace from 2003 until 2019, extremely successful headlining productions that set the standard for the modern Las Vegas Strip residency show. In April, she was announced as one of the opening headliners at the new Resorts World Las Vegas property, along with Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan.
Underwood’s first Las Vegas residency show, Reflection, is now the first event scheduled at the 5,000-seat theater, set to open on December 1.
Ticket holders for Dion’s show should reach out to their original point of purchase for refunds, the statement said, and they will receive a pre-sale opportunity for first access to purchase tickets for newly scheduled show dates when they are announced. Dion’s Courage world tour is still scheduled to resume on March 9.