Courtney Allan

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Celine Dion's major announcement: "I think it's time for a change"

Celine Dion's major announcement: "I think it's time for a change"

Pop star Celine Dion has announced her first North American tour in more than a decade, much to the delight of her fans. She has also announced a new album called “Courage”, which was inspired by life after the sad death of her husband and manager René Angelil.

Dion, 51, shared the exciting announcement at a live performance show in Los Angeles. The show was broadcasted via Facebook Live and was watched by more than 11,000 fans around the world.

With 40 dates to choose from in a range of cities including Toronto, Dallas and Brooklyn, there are ample opportunities for fans to see her perform her hits, such as My Heart Will Go On and Ashes.

The iconic singer announced that her residency in Las Vegas would end in June and that she would be hitting the road afterwards.

"I think it's time for a change, time to hit the road," she said on Thursday.

The singer explained the reason for the album title, saying it was inspired by the death of her husband and manager René Angelil, who passed away in January 2016 from throat cancer. 

"When I lost Rene, he wanted me back on stage. He wanted to make sure I was still practicing my passion," she said.

"I wanted to prove to him that I'm fine, we're fine, we're going to be OK. I've got this."

Earlier this year, the singing superstar had fans worried after she appeared looking extremely gaunt in January, but had attributed the dramatic weight loss to her reignited love of ballet. 

“Dancing has been in my DNA all of my life,” she told People. “It’s a dream. And so hard!... I do this four times a week.”

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