Breaking: Celine Dion cancels world tour on health grounds
By Nehru Odeh
Legendary R&B singer Celine Dion has cancelled her entire world tour as she continues to battle with a rare neurological health condition that is turning her into a human statue, the mirror reported.
The 55-year-old singer told fans she Is tremendously disappointed’ to ‘let them down’ as she revealed she’s unable to continue her 42-date tour.
Celine shocked the world last December when she tearfully shared that she had been diagnosed with Stiff Persons Syndrome.
The condition causes severe and constant muscle spasms which have been preventing the Canadian icon from performing.
Giving an update on Friday, Celine told fans that she’s been forced to cancel her tour dates but was ‘working really hard to build back’ her strength.
She said: “I’m so sorry to disappoint all of you once again… and even though it breaks my heart, it’s best that we cancel everything until I’m really ready to be back on stage… I’m not giving up… and I can’t wait to see you again!”
Alongside the statement, Celine shared a full list of the dates that had been cancelled with cities across Belgium, Denmark and the UK included.
The statement added: ‘We do have every hope that someday soon, Celine will be able to come to all of these cities in Europe to perform for her amazing fans, but that time simply is not now.’
It comes after Celine had successfully completed over 50 dates of the Courage World Tour across North America before Covid-19 struck.
A spokesperson for the hitmaker explained that while she continues to work on her recovery, she will be postponing her shows which were set to run from August 26, 2023 through til October.
In an update shared on Celine’s official website, she encouraged valued fans to speak directly with the original point of sale in order to obtain a refund.
Fans have since responded to her upsetting news, with one writing: “Take care of your health Ms. Dion, that’s #1. Much love.”
“I love you so much and I’m praying that you get well my queen. all love,” said a second.
A third wrote: “Don’t worry lovely, take all the time you need. Sending you Hope & Love, wishing you well.”
“You need to take care of you and do what’s right for you take care, stay strong,” commented another.
Celine’s health update comes one month after she revealed a new song to the world after going public about her health struggles.
Love Again was made for an upcoming movie which features Priyanka Chopra Jonas as well as Sam Heughan and is one of five tracks from Celine for the film.
But while performing isn’t possible at the moment, she has managed to make her acting debut in the production, playing herself as she is profiled for a journalistic news article.
Last year, Celine announced she would be postponing several concerts after struggling with her health before sharing the true extent of her condition.
In an emotional video, she said: “As you know I’ve always been an open book and I wasn’t ready to say anything before but I’m ready now.
It comes as her battle with Stiff Person Syndrome continues to deteriorate
It comes as her battle with Stiff Person Syndrome continues to deteriorate (
“I’ve been dealing with problems with my health for a long time and it’s been really difficult for me to face my challenges and to talk about everything that I’ve been going through.
“While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know this is what’s been causing all the spasms I’ve been having.
“Unfortunately, these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal chords to sing the way im used to.”
The musician continued to explain that she is being supported by her “precious children” as well as expert medical teams.
She went on to say: “I miss you so much I miss seeing all of you being on the stage performing for you I always give 100 percent when I do my show but my condition is now allowing me to give you that right now.
“For me to reach you again I have no choice but to concentrate on my health at this moment and I have hope that im on the road to recovery, this is my focus and im doing everything I can to recuperate.
“I want to thank you so much for your wishes and love and support on my social media. This means a lot to me. Take care of yourselves. Be well. I love you guys so much and I really hope I can see you again real soon.”
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