Celine Dion Admitted To Hospital
First Published: October 18, 2010 10:13 AM EDT Credit: WireImage
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Singing superstar Celine Dion was admitted to a hospital in Florida on Saturday night for observation, but the singer is not giving birth yet, Access Hollywood has learned.
“Ms. Celine Dion has been admitted to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida for observation at the recommendation of her doctors. She has been admitted to prevent the early delivery of her babies, which is the standard of care for any patient with twin pregnancy in this clinical setting. This is done to ensure the patient can be in close contact with their doctors and clinical resources, leading up to their birth,” a rep for the hospital said in a statement to Access.
“Celine and Rene have placed the health of their babies as their highest priority. Recently, rumors have circulated that Ms. Dion has made certain demands of St. Mary’s Medical Center regarding the birth of her children. All of these rumors are false. At no time did Ms. Dion or her husband make any special demands or requests of the hospital. She is not scheduled at any predetermined date for her delivery. She has not requested or selected any particular staff or accommodations not available to other patients,” the statement continued.
“The patient is being treated as any other OB patient who comes to St. Mary’s Medical Center. Although the family did not ask us to do so, the hospital has chosen to enhance our security efforts during this time for the convenience and safety of all our patients and their families within this same area of our facility.”
A rep for the singer said she would remain in the hospital in Florida until she gives birth.
The 42-year-old chart-topper announced she was expecting twin boys with husband Rene Angelil in May. The couple has one son together, nine-year-old Rene-Charles.
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