Celine Dion tests negative for coronavirus after postponing two shows

Celine Dion

Celine Dion has tested negative for the coronavirus after being forced to postpone two shows due to illness.

The 51-year-old singer apologised in a statement on her Facebook page as she revealed doctors had instructed her to rest and recover, meaning she's unable to perform at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday and at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday.

"I'm so sorry for disappointing my fans in Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh," she said. "I hope everyone understands."

The statement went on to reveal that Celine had started suffering from the "symptoms of a common cold" on Monday night, after completing a six-show run in the New York area, and they tested her for coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, as a precaution.

"The symptoms persisted into Tuesday, and her doctors instructed her to rest for the next 5-7 days," the statement continued. "After testing her, the doctors concluded that her virus was not related to COVID-19."

The Washington and Pittsburgh dates have been rescheduled until 16 and 18 November, respectively.

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