10/24/2005 AT 8:00 AM ET
Pop star turned Las Vegas mainstay Celine Dion wants to be mom again – and she plans to begin that project as soon as she’s finished with her current gig, the Associated Press reports.
Dion, 37, told a French magazine that she plans to begin in vitro fertilization at a New York clinic as soon as she completes her contract with Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where she has an exclusive gig performing in her own theater.
“I’m approaching 40 years old, and I have to tend to that,” Dion said. “This frozen embryo that is in New York is my child waiting to be brought to life.”
Dion and her husband and manager Rene Angelil had their first child, Rene-Charles, in 2001 with the help of in vitro fertilization.
However, the Canadian-born pop star said she has no plans to abandon her singing career. She has 350 performances remaining at Caesars Palace, and after that she hopes to make a movie.
“I want an Oscar!” Dion told reporters.