Celine Dion tests negative for coronavirus: Singer postpones shows due to cold

Canadian singer Celine Dion now has a ‘common cold’.

Celine Dion has tested negative for coronavirus and postponed concerts due to a “common cold”.

The My Heart Will Go On hitmaker has delayed gigs in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this week after being tested for COVID-19, and she was urged to “rest” by her doctors.

“After testing her, the doctors concluded that her virus was not related to COVID-19.”

— Celine Dion’s team

In a Facebook post, her team revealed: “On Monday night, a day after completing a six-show run in the New York area, Celine began feeling the symptoms of a common cold.

“The symptoms persisted into Tuesday, and her doctors instructed her to rest for the next 5-7 days.

“After testing her, the doctors concluded that her virus was not related to COVID-19.”

The lengthy statement confirmed the delays are “due to a cold”, with Wednesday’s Washington show pushed back to November 16, while Friday’s Pittsburgh concert will now take place on November 18.

Celine added: “I’m so sorry for disappointing my fans in Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh… I hope everyone understands.”

Her tour is set to continue in Denver, Colorado on March 24.