Celine Dion Announces Return to Caesars Palace Stage This August

Celine Dion performs in Paris in 2013
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Celine Dion performs at the Palais Omnisports de Bercy on December 5, 2013 in Paris, France. 

Celine Dion is returning to The Colosseum stage at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas starting Aug. 27 after a year-long hiatus to care for her husband, allow her inflamed throat muscles to heal and spend time with her three children.

Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced Wednesday that the singer's residency would resume with 40 performances between August and January.

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The singer says in a statement that it was her husband Rene Angelil who urged her return to the stage since last performing at The Colosseum on July 29 and cancelling a fall Asian tour. Angelil has been recovering after having a cancerous tumor removed last year.

A representative for Dion confirmed earlier this month that she would eventually return but without four of her band members whose contracts weren't renewed. The Canadian superstar is understood to have extended her residency in Las Vegas through 2019. 

Nearly 3 million people saw Celine's A New Day show, which ran for 717-dates from 2003-07.