Celine Dion said, “it breaks my hearts” after she cancelled the remaining concerts on her world tour due to a rare neurological condition.
According to a statement posted on her website, the Canadian singer is suffering from a neurological disorder called stiff-person syndrome . This rare, progressive, incurable condition “causes severe, persistent, and painful muscle spasms” and prevents her from performing.
The statement read: “It is not fair for you to keep putting off the shows and, even though it breaks me heart, it is best to cancel everything until I am ready to return to the stage again.”
“I’m not going to give up… I can’t wait for you to see me again!”
I’m sorry for disappointing you all again. “I’m trying to rebuild my strength but even at 100%, touring can be difficult.”
During the Courage World Tour she was scheduled to perform in over 20 cities in Europe this year and next. This included eight shows in London and six in Paris.
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In her statement, she said that she had cancelled them “with an overwhelming sense of disappointment”.
The statement continued, “Celine has been working very hard to recover but is currently unable prepare and perform for the rest of the tour.”
We hope Celine can come to Europe and perform for all her fans one day soon. But that time is simply not now.
Dion, who is known for her power ballads Think Twice and Because You Loved me, as well as My Heart Will Continue and It’s all Coming Back to Me Now, has delayed a Las Vegas residencies in 2021, and has postponed tourdates in 2022 because of health issues.