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The hospital where the Grammy winner, 42, is currently admitted released a statement on Monday. "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," it says. "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 goes on to say that Dion is in the hospital "to ensure the patient can be in close contact with their doctors and clinical resources, leading up to their birth."
The statement continued: "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...We look forward to the day of Ms. Dion's delivery of her twins. During this time, we ask the public and the media respect the privacy of all of our patients and their families at our hospital."
This news comes just days after rumors surfaced that Dion and her husband Rene Angelil (with whom she has a 9-year old son, Rene-Charles) had scheduled their twins' birth earlier than expected, but Angelil, 62, confirmed that was false. The hospital also refuted the reports and denied further gossip that Dion was making diva-like demands.
The hospital's statement regarding the rumors said: "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 patient is being treated as any other OB patient who comes to St. Mary’s Medical Center."
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