Jupiter resident Celine Dion checked into St. Mary's Medical Center this morning--not quite for the delivery of her twin boys, but, rather, to prevent their early arrivals. According to an official hospital press release, “Ms. Celine Dion has been admitted to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida for observation at the recommendation of her doctors. 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. This is done to ensure the patient can be in close contact with their doctors and clinical resources, leading up to their birth. " According to our source, Dion had a hospital suite reserved since September 9. "The suite was paid for in advance and off limits to any other patient," said the source.
Dion, due in November, was said to have pulled the pregnant diva card, rumors which the hospital insist are completely just that. "Recently, rumors have circulated that Ms. Dion has made certain demands of St. Mary’s Medical Center regarding the birth of her children. All of these rumors are false. 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. "
Uh, she may not be pounding on her chest demanding ice chips, but she sure as hell isn't just any OB patient either. Regardless, we wish her a seamless, albeit not so speedy, delivery.