Celine Dion cancels her concerts scheduled until April 2024
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Celine Dion is canceling forty concerts scheduled in Europe until April 2024 for health reasons, the organizers of her tour announced in a press release on Friday.
< p> Suffering from a rare neurological pathology against which she “is continuing her treatment”, they said, the Quebec star had already announced in December that she was canceling or postponing the concerts planned in Europe between February and July 2023.
“I'm trying very hard to get my strength back, but touring can be very difficult […] It's better that we cancel everything now, until I'm really ready to get back on stage,” said the 55-year-old singer, quoted in the press release.
I'm sorry to disappoint you…and although it breaks my heart it's better to cancel everything until I'm really ready to go back on stage. I want you to know that I'm not giving up…and I can't wait to see you again! -Céline xx…
— Celine Dion (@celinedion) May 26, 2023
Céline Dion's last concert dates back to March 2020, in Newark (United States). After around fifty concerts in North America, her Courage World Tour had been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This tour was never able to resume, the singer subsequently indicating that she was suffering from spasms muscles.
The next concert scheduled was in Paris (La Défense Arena) on September 1.
Céline Dion suffers from stiff person syndrome (SPR), a condition whose exact cause is unknown but probably originated autoimmune.
Affecting approximately one in a million people, this syndrome causes severe pain and difficulty moving, preventing physically strenuous activities.
“The medical team who accompanies Céline follows the evolution of the disease and its treatment,” said those around her.
“The tickets purchased for the 42 canceled dates will be refunded,” added the tour organizers.
The singer felt that it was “not fair to keep postponing the shows” because she did not know when she would be able to get back on stage.
She is the one of the most popular artists in the world, famous among others for My Heart Will Go On, a 1997 song for the soundtrack of the film Titanic.