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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Singer Celine Dion says she is recovering from a virus that caused an inflammation of her vocal cords and that she is planning to return to the stage in Las Vegas soon.

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Dion said in a statement Monday that she received good news last week during a follow-up examination with her doctor in Los Angeles.

She says she should be fully recovered by mid-April. That's when she hopes to start recording songs for her new English and French albums.

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Dion announced last month that she was canceling her shows at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace until June 9 because of her illness.

The singer of such romantic odes as "My Heart Will Go On" and "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" returned to Caesars Palace a year ago for a three-year engagement.

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