Celine Dion cancels Beijing concert

Updated: 2008-04-01 10:15

The highly anticipated Celine Dion show on April 13 in Beijing might be canceled because the singer is suffering from a throat infection, Chinese media reported on Tuesday.

Dion is currently on a world tour promoting her latest album, "Taking Chances." She postponed a number of concerts scheduled over the weekend in Australia due to the infection, local newspaper the Sunday Herald Sun reported.

According to the Beijing News, Dion's husband, Rene Angelil, who is accompanying her on the tour, said doctors told Dion there was likely sandy weather in Beijing in April, and that she should avoid singing outdoors. Dion was set to play at the city's Workers' Stadium.

The Beijing show's organizer, Emma Entertainment, has not yet announced the concert's cancellation, though Galaxy Group, the organizer of Dion's show in Kuala Lumpur has posted a postponement on its Web site for a planned April 8 show through April 13, the date of her Beijing concert.

The Beijing News report says this is evidence of a Beijing cancellation.

Emma Entertainment will release a press notice later Tuesday, the report says.

No information shows Dion's Shanghai concert scheduled for April 11 will be interrupted.