Celine Dion Tests Negative For Coronavirus After Coming Down With Common Cold Symptoms

Legendary singer Celine Dion has tested negative for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, after coming down with common cold symptoms. According to E! News, the "My Heart Will Go On" singer started feeling ill last week and announced that she was postponing two upcoming shows in Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh, which have been rescheduled for November.

The 51-year-old reportedly began feeling ill Monday after performing a six-show run in New York. In a statement, her team said that she felt symptoms of a "common cold." After her symptoms remained through Tuesday, the singer spoke to her doctor, who advised her to take the next five to seven days to rest. Because of the rising number of coronavirus infections, the singer was tested for the virus as a precaution.

"After testing her, the doctors concluded that her virus was not related to COVID-19," the statement read.

Because of Dion's illness, the performance scheduled for Wednesday, March 11 at D.C.'s Capital One Arena will now take place on November 16; while the Friday, March 13 show at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 18. The statement also advised tickets for both cities will be honored on the new dates.

Dion also apologized for having to reschedule.

"I'm so sorry for disappointing my fans in Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh... I hope everyone understands."

Celine Dion at Paris fashion week
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Dion also posted about the cancellation on Twitter, where some fans commented on the postponement.

One fan said she was "heartbroken" because she had been planning to see Dion for a long time. Another follower said they were "so disappointed," but wished the singer a swift recovery. A third fan asked if the tickets would be refunded if they are unable to make the November dates.

Still, most of Dion's followers wished her well, with one sharing a GIF that said "helping you make white blood cells to fight off infection!"

The singer is expected to resume her performances on her "Courage World Tour" on March 24 in Denver. The tour -- which started in September 2019 -- was originally scheduled to end in London on September 18, 2020.

Common symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, which tend to appear between 2-14 days after exposure, per the CDC. To date, there have been 546 confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S., though as the Inquisitr reports, there are more suspected cases. Thus far four states -- California, New York, Ohio and Washington -- have declared a state of emergency.