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Chinese netizens wish Canadian singer Celine Dion a quick recovery after poor health news
Published: Nov 10, 2021 04:30 PM
A truck painted as a tribute to Celine Dion Photo: AFP

A truck painted as a tribute to Celine Dion Photo: AFP

Chinese netizens sent their best wishes to Canadian singer Celine Dion after news of the star's poor health began trending on Chinese social media on Wednesday. 

The hashtag "Celine Dion is seriously ill" had earned 140 million views on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo as of Wednesday afternoon.

The star delayed her new Las Vegas residency in late October due to health issues involving "severe and persistent muscle spasms," which left her unable to participate in rehearsals for the show.

"I'm heartbroken by this. My team and I have been working on our new show for the past eight months, and to not be able to open this November saddens me beyond words. Now, I have to focus on getting better… I want to get through this as soon as I can," Dion wrote on Twitter.

Many Chinese netizens took to social media to show their support and the clips of her classic song "My Heart Will Go On" have gone viral again on Sina Weibo. 

"We couldn't lose another one of pop music's most successful vocalists in the world! Her 'My Heart Will Go On' is the only song that has lived in my memories of youth for more than 20 years. We hope she could recover soon," wrote one Chinese netizen on Sina Weibo. 

"I can still remember her beautiful voice and her gorgeous gold dress during the CCTV's Spring Festival Gala in 2013. May her health recover soon," another netizen wrote on Sina Weibo. 

Dion grabbed people's attention in China with her impressive and unique voice in her world live concerts in Shanghai and Macao in 2008. In 2013, she was invited to attend CCTV's Spring Festival Gala during which she sang the Chinese song "Molihua" (Jasmine Flower in English) as well as a solo of her "My Heart Will Go On."


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