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Pregnant Celine Dion hospitalized, just in case

October 18, 2010 |  9:48 am

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Celine Dion, who is eight months pregnant with twins, has been hospitalized as a precautionary measure in West Palm Beach, Fla., the hospital said in a statement.

On the advice of her doctors, the 42-year-old singer was admitted to St. Mary's Medical Center on Sunday. The hospital said the move is "for observation" and to ensure that Dion is close to her doctors as her due date approaches.

The hospital also stood with Dion's husband, Rene Angelil, in debunking stories that Dion had scheduled a C-section for Oct. 22 and made diva demands of St. Mary's, adding, "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."

Dion and Angelil have a home on Florida's Jupiter Island, where famous homeowners include Tiger Woods and his $54-million mortgage.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Celine Dion at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Dec. 2, 2008. Credit: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times

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