A Celine Dion crew member has reportedly been electrocuted while setting up a stage. Page Six has reported that the horrifying incident happened on the Canadian diva’s Montreal stop for her "Courage" world tour. The local man "was electrocuted on Tuesday at the Bell Centre while climbing in the rigging 50 feet above her stage,” a source told the New York website. “He was thrown off the rigging, dislocating his shoulder, but was caught by a safety harness and survived.”
According to the insider, "It was a little shock" and the crew member is already "out of the hospital and doing OK." But the accident is no doubt agonizing for Celine, after she had to reschedule shows due to a throat infection earlier this week. As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the "My Heart Will Go On" singer, 51, ended her megahit Las Vegas residency on June 8.
In a heartfelt goodbye speech for 4,298 fans at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace at the time, Dion said, "I’m supposed to know what to say. I am very excited and I am a little bit emotional at the same time. This is our final show in this beautiful Colosseum in Las Vegas. There are lots of wonderful memories, you know, but it’s kind of strange at the same time, because when they started to put it together I was here and it was like, 'I don’t know.' Then I must have misunderstood something because I thought I was going to be here for three months or something like this, and here we are 16 years later. Maybe we have saved the best for last."
The star also paid tribute to her late husband René Angelil, who encouraged her to perform in Vegas. "I’m both proud and humbled by what we’ve accomplished at the Colosseum since we began 16 years ago when René and I first shared this dream. This entire experience has been a huge part of my show business career, one that I will cherish forever," Dion said. "I have so many people to thank, but the most important 'thank you' goes to my fans, who gave us the opportunity to do what we love," she also told the crowd. But the singer never slows down and after concluding her Vegas residency, she planned a world tour.
As RadarOnline.com has previously reported, however, Dion has worried followers by sporting a skeletal frame. Fashionista Dion has flaunted her toothpick-thin form in bizarre outfits at runway shows and visits to famous designers. At her last Vegas concert, tiny Dion looked like she could float away while performing her new song, "Flying On My Own." Now, after the crew member has recovered from electrocution, the show must go on. Dion is expected to resume her tour this Friday, Oct. 4.