Dion Scraps Canada Concert Due to "Media Blues"
Celine Dion has pulled out of a concert in her native Canada because
she feels bullied by local residents and the press.
The My Heart Will Go On singer, 39, had been due to play in the city of
Halifax, North America on 23 August next year (08).
But her husband and manager Rene Angelil says the gig has been scrapped
after critics of the star made her feel unwelcome.
He says, "I'm gonna tell you something and I hope everyone is
Don't try to find any reasons for cancelling the concert. There's only
one reason and you know what it is.
"I'm not saying that all people in Halifax are negative, but...
this is a question of feeling. We're humans. If you would go to a city and
you read day after day 'This is not the place for you, you shouldn't have
come, I expected someone else,' I don't know how you would feel about
The news comes after Dion was criticized by Halifax Daily News
columnist David Rodenhiser for a "letdown" gig earlier this