Celine Dion checked into a hospital to prevent early delivery of her twin boys


Celine Dion has been checked into a Florida hospital to prevent the early delivery of her twin boys. The statement released by the hospital makes it sound like this is just a preventive measure to ensure a healthy and successful labor, but I kind of wonder if there’s some other stuff going on. Not anything horrible, mind you, just some indications of early labor, maybe. Or maybe Celine isn’t have quite as healthy a pregnancy as she hoped. Still, it sounds like her doctors are taking good care of her and that everything is under control.

Céline Dion is preparing for the birth of her twin boys by checking into the hospital on the advice of her physicians, the singer’s rep confirms to PEOPLE.

In a statement issued Monday morning, the hospital says, “Ms. Céline 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.”

The statement makes clear this is a preventive measure, “done to ensure the patient can be in close contact with their doctors and clinical resources, leading up to their birth,” it says.

Last week, Dion’s husband, René Angélil, told PEOPLE that, contrary to reports, his wife had not scheduled a C-section to deliver her twins on Oct. 22 – nor had she made outrageous demands of the hospital.

“There is nothing scheduled,” he said. “We do not have a date” for the babies’ birth.

[From People]

Didn’t something similar happen when Angelina Jolie was pregnant with twins? There were concerns, so she checked into the hospital several weeks early and she got to chill out and wait. Plus, isn’t it quite normal for twins to come a little early? Like, a few weeks early. Whatever.

Anyway, I hope Celine is doing well and I hope everything goes great with the babies. I kind of love Celine, she brings more goodness to the world than most celebrities, and she’s been incredibly honest and forthright about her fertility issues, so I really hope everyone is healthy and happy. Good luck, Celine!

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Singer Celine Dion backstage during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

38465, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Wednesday March 10, 2010. Celine Dion, where's your wedding ring?? The singer is spotted with a shorter crop and sans her wedding ring as she heads back to her NYC hotel. Celine has been married to Rene Angelil since 1994 and has one child, but has stated that she and her husband will try a third time at conceiving a second child through in vitro fertilization. Photograph: Darla Khazei, PacificCoastNews.com

37354, HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - Monday February 1 2010. Celine Dion leaving the Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood, where a re-recording of We Are the World was taking place to raise funds for victims of the Haitian earthquake. Photograph: Greg Tidwell, PacificCoastNews.com

Header: Celine in March, credit: Fame.

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  1. Val says:

    As a mother of twins I can say that it is not “standard of care” to be admitted weeks prior to the due date. Just to be close to the doctors? Why is she planning on running off somewhere?

    I was admitted twice during my very complicated pregnancy. Once with placenta previa and once with pre-term labor, each time released after a few days. She is having some type of complication.

  2. grisgrisny says:

    I am 26 weeks along with twins now. From what I understand this is totally normal. Most twins are born between 32-36 weeks. My OB has advised me to be prepared for bed rest (either hospitalized or at home) at any point after 30 weeks, whereas with my daughter I worked up until the days before she was born. And this has been the experience of almost everyone I have met who has had twins. Its just a big stress on your body. Good luck Celine!

  3. Ferguson. says:

    I really hope that everything’s ok. Maybe it’s to prevent any complication that may appear? I don’t know, but hope her babies are healthy.

  4. Novaraen says:

    I thought she was really far along already…like 8 months…which is generally around the time women with twins end up having them. It’s very rare to go full term. I only went 35-1/2 weeks with my boys. She’s probably about to have those babies…I wish her luck! :)

  5. Rita says:

    I read an article that said Celine rented 4 rooms at a Florida hospital for a scheduled C-section on Oct 22 (natural birth scheduled for 1st week in Nov). Her husband quickly denied it saying “Celine would never risk the health of her babies with a forced early delivery”.

    I adore Celine so whatever they choose I support and I know that she desperately wants these babies so she’ll do what’s right. I think her pregnancy has been difficult and it shows how strong her motherly instincts are. My deepest and most heartfelt prayers go out to her, the babies and her family.

  6. Jen says:

    She’s also over 40, which in combo with the twins and previous miscarriages, makes for a high-risk pregnancy. Better safe than sorry, I’d say.

  7. Maritza says:

    There is no pictures of her pregnant?

  8. lilred says:

    My sister in law had her twins 6 weeks early(brought on by a bout of H1N1)even at that she was told by her doctor that it’s not uncommon for twins to arrive 4 weeks before their due date.
    Both are healthy, happy and rapidly growing like weeds.

  9. Cheyenne says:

    @Jen: That’s a dangerous combo right there. Her doctors are right to hospitalize her just in case anything goes wrong before her due date, whenever that is.

    I remember when Angelina Jolie was pregnant with twins at Cannes in June of 2008 and gave her due date as sometime in mid-August but she looked so mountainous I thought she was going to deliver right there on the red carpet. I read in People her twins were delivered a month early at five pounds apiece. Ten pounds of baby weight is a lot to be carrying around.

    To Grisgrisny: Congratulations and good luck to you and the babies!

  10. Kim says:

    There is a pic of her pregnant on the last thread on her from Sep on a French magazine, Maritza.

  11. jr says:

    all the best of luck Celine!!!!!!

  12. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    I hope all goes well for her. Not easy having babies at 42.

  13. mln says:

    I think Julia Roberts went on bedrest with her twins also.

  14. grisgrisny says:

    Thanks Cheyenne!

  15. Kim says:

    Marcia Cross and Patrick Dempsey’s wife went on bedrest and Angelina checked in hospital 2-3 weeks early. I cant remember if JLO checked in early.

  16. Malice says:

    Good luck Celine and family. I hope all goes well.

  17. Catherine says:

    Best wishes to Celine and family!

  18. Courtney says:

    yeah 5lbs is average weight for a twin pregnancy but when you consider the heightest average weight for a single baby is 9 1/2 pounds not counting placenta and everything 5lbs is a breeze. it’s because of her age and history they chose to hospitalize her early

  19. CELIIIIIIIINE!, stay strong. x

  20. OtherChris says:

    She’s doing great. Most twins come early and about 1/2 of all twin moms start bedrest, most of them earlier than 30 weeks. It sounds like she’s already gone close to full-term, so good for her.

  21. Tiffany says:

    I agree with you about her bringing goodness to the world. I was tired of the Titantic song and in turn I needed a break from her. I just like her, she is positive, honest and can make fun of herself. I had a new appreciation for her when she invited Ana Gasteyer (dressed as Celine from her SNL days) on stage a concert several years ago. She earned the diva rep, but I never really read or heard about any outlandish behavior. She has a larger than life lifestyle, but she can afford it. Yeah, I can never rag on Celine.

  22. Taya says:


    “consider the heightest average weight for a single baby is 9 1/2 pounds not counting placenta and everything 5lbs is a breeze.”

    You apparently have never carried multiples, because sometimes that 9.5 pound single baby is a breeze compared to a multiple pregnancy. Don’t forget there are two babies, two placentas, two cords etc and double the risk. There is much more weight to two, than one big baby.

  23. lots of things can be going on…most of them not terribly dangerous to her or babies as long as she is monitored. she’s close to term, and my guess is that she’d want the section, so maybe they are just being cautious as she has had prior pregnancy issues and is advanced maternal age.

    i wish her and any celebitchy readers expecting multiples the very best!!

  24. Debra Van Dyke says:

    What a ridiculous statement Val.
    You must be a real treat to spend the day with?

    Just because YOU were not hospitalized prior to doesnt mean it does not happen frequently.
    I too had twins, and was admitted to the hospital two weeks prior to delivery. Furthermore while there I met a woman who was in a high risk pregnancy with naturally conceived triplets ( age 40+)and she had been there for 3 months prior to delivery.

    All babies were born healthy and happy which is exactly what we all want for Celines babies!

  25. Kimmy says:

    You need help….
    my friend had twins just last week and SHE got the same treatment as Celine .

    Maybe your Docs didnt want to deal with you.
    Cuz you seem like a real pain in the Butt..
    But dont knock Celine because you werent favored by your own doc.