Celine Dion has lashed out at repeated rumours she has died.

The 'My Heart Will Go On' singer has blasted those behind death hoaxes throughout her career and insisted the cruel online pranks are the reason she doesn't want to be involved in show business.

She told Digital Spy: ''Many years ago I [apparently] killed myself in my own garage. Don't ask me why I don't want to be a part of the showbiz industry!''

The 45-year-old star admitted she hates reading the rumours because of the effect it has on her family, including her ageing mother.

She said: ''Sometimes it's freaky because I have to call my family about it.

''I was celebrating the birthday of my twins in Montreal and I was getting these phone calls saying there was stuff on Facebook that I was dead.

''The thing that worries me is my mum. It makes me a little mad - she's 86 years old and if I'm not on the phone telling her I'm OK four seconds after it's on the news ... It doesn't matter what they say, it's the impact it has on your family.''