updated 10/18/2010 AT 10:45 AM ET
•originally published 10/18/2010 AT 9:25 AM ET
Céline Dion is preparing for the birth of her twin boys by checking into the hospital on the advice of her physicians, the singer’s rep confirms to PEOPLE.
In a statement issued Monday morning, the hospital says, “Ms. Céline 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.”
The statement makes clear this is a preventive measure, “done to ensure the patient can be in close contact with their doctors and clinical resources, leading up to their birth,” it says.
Last week, Dion’s husband, René Angélil, told PEOPLE that, contrary to reports, his wife had not scheduled a C-section to deliver her twins on Oct. 22 – nor had she made outrageous demands of the hospital.
“There is nothing scheduled,” he said. “We do not have a date” for the babies’ birth.