July 25, 2024

Celine Dion Postpones Shows in 2023 and 2024 Due to Health

The pop icon Celine Dion canceled all of her remaining performances for the years 2023–2024 on Friday, citing a lack of strength due to her ongoing battle with a rare neurological condition.

The 55-year-old Canadian opened up about how Stiff-Person Syndrome was impacting her singing last year.

“I’m very sorry to let you all down again… it’s best that we postpone everything until I’m truly ready to return to the stage, even if it crushes my heart,” the “My Heart Will Go On” singer tweeted.

“I won’t give up… and I’m eager to see you once more. Added she.

“With a sense of great disappointment, Celine Dion’s Courage World Tour today announced the cancellation of all remaining dates currently on sale for 2023 and 2024,” said a statement from the tour.

Dion added in a statement that was also uploaded on Instagram, “I’m trying incredibly hard to build back my strength, but touring can be really challenging even when you’re 100 percent.

Dion, one of the best female vocalists, is the creator of hits including “Because You Loved Me,” “My Heart Will Go On,” and “Think Twice.” Dion has an octave-busting voice.

She said in an emotional Instagram video that she had recently been diagnosed with Stiff-Person Syndrome and will not be prepared to begin her European tour in February as originally scheduled in December 2022.

She said that the condition was causing muscle spasms and “not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I’m used to”.

The torso, arms, and legs of sufferers frequently feel stiff, and noise or mental disturbance has been known to cause spasms.

Her 16-country European tour, which was scheduled to begin in Amsterdam in August and culminate with two shows at London’s O2 stadium in April of the following year, would be affected by the cancellations.

According to her website, tickets for the postponed events will be returned through the original point of purchase.

Displeased fans
Dion’s “Courage World Tour” started in 2019, and she performed at 52 concerts before the Covid-19 outbreak forced her to postpone the remaining dates.

Due to her health issues, she ultimately decided to cancel the North American leg of the tour.

The Grammy-winning singer’s appearances in Europe were to have been her first world tour in ten years without her manager-husband Rene Angelil, who passed away from cancer in 2016.

Disappointed but sending Dion their best wishes, fans responded online.

“Not shocking, but no less depressing. We support you, Celine. Have courage. wrote the fan information account @LesRedHeads.

You needn’t apologize, Queen! Ensure your own wellbeing. Your health should be your top priority, @notaerz stated.

When Dion released the soundtrack for the movie “Love Again” last month, it raised hopes for a comeback. The album had five brand-new songs in addition to her previous classics.

Dion, the youngest of 14 children, was born in Quebec, Canada. When she was 12 years old, her mother submitted a recording of her to Angelil, who used his own home as collateral to finance her debut album.

She initially sang in French, but after taking English classes in the 1980s, she began belting out singles in English.

With “My Heart Will Go On,” the title song to James Cameron’s epic movie “Titanic,” she rose to international recognition in 1997.

She converted her fame into a consistent career at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, where she entertained crowds for 16 years with only a few breaks.

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