?TAKING CHANCES?: Some of the biggest stars are taking up residencies in Las Vegas and their fans are following them. Celine Dion started that trend in 2003 and since then many stars have followed. NBC?s Joe Fryer sat down with Celine to talk about her game-changing move. More tonight #NBCNightlyNewsPosted by NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt on Saturday, July 18, 2015
When Céline Dion announced she would be going on hiatus from her Las Vegas residency because her husband René Angélil's health had taken a turn again, fans didn't know whether she would return to the stage.
Thankfully her husband's throat cancer, which he has been battling for 15 years, seems to have improved. Dion, 47, will resume her residency in August, but her decision to move her career to Sin City hasn't always been met with the utmost enthusiasm.
"A lot of people, especially in the industry, they thought it was a very, very high risk," she explained to NBC's Nightly News' Joe Fryer. "I remember hearing that the boat is going to sink again."
Fortunately, the choice to move her career to Vegas turned out to be one of the best decisions she could have made. Her success exploded, and ticket sales yielded more than $500 million over the past 12 years. No sinking of the Titanic here!