CELINE Dion has given birth to twin boys after the Canadian pop singer’s high-risk pregnancy went smoothly, doctors said.
The boys were born to 42-year-old Dion by caesarean section at St Mary’s Medical Centre in West Palm Beach, one weighing 2.5 kilos and the other 2.4 kilos.
“This is a joyous moment,” said their father, Rene Angelil, who also has a nine-year-old son with his superstar wife.
Dion, who has a home in Jupiter, Florida, was admitted to St. Mary’s a week ago to be monitored, according to her physicians, Dr Ronald Ackerman and Dr. Ruel Stoessel. She was 34 weeks’ pregnant at the time.
Doctors yesterday decided it would be too dangerous to put off delivery any longer. The singer’s age, previous C-section and the fact she was carrying twins made the pregnancy riskier, Dr Ackerman said.
“She’s amazingly resilient,” he said.
The hospital staff bonded with the singer, Dr Ackerman said, and Dion could often be heard singing to her sons leading up to the delivery.
The couple has not yet named the boys, who are healthy and breathing on their own.
Dion underwent several fertility treatments in New York. Mr Angelil said the couple isn’t making plans to have more children.
“Maybe Celine is, but we didn’t talk about it,” he said, laughing.
Dion is expected to stay at the hospital for a few days recovering.