Celine Dion has pulled the plug on five upcoming Las Vegas shows so she can rest her inflamed vocal chords. Doctors have told the singer to take a break after discovering "acute inflammation and swelling in the muscles adjacent to her vocal chords", and so she has scrapped a series of her The Colosseum shows at Caesar's Palace from Wednesday night (30Jul14). A post on Dion's website reads: "We regret to inform you that the following five Celine performances at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace have been canceled: Wednesday, July 30, Friday, Aug. 1, Saturday, Aug. 2, Tuesday, Aug. 5, & Wednesday, Aug. 6. "After experiencing prolonged discomfort in her throat area, Celine was examined by her physicians this afternoon. They discovered acute inflammation and swelling in the muscles adjacent to her vocal chords, and have prescribed anti-inflammatory medication and instructed her to rest her voice for the next 8 days. "Regularly scheduled performances beginning Friday, Aug. 8 will resume as planned." The Canadian superstar has been performing her Celine show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace since 2011. She began her residency at the venue that was specially built for her in 2002.