Due to her recent diagnosis of an irreversible neurological disease, Celine Dion has decided to cancel the remaining dates of her world tour. The Canadian singer apologised to her followers for disappointing them and conveyed her great regret.
The 55-year-old singer discussed her continuous battle with her health in a statement posted on Friday, May 26, and said she is putting in endless effort to rebuild her vigour.
Even with perfect health, she acknowledged the difficulties of travelling. She genuinely wanted to keep performing, but decided it would be best to postpone any appearances until she is fully prepared to return to the stage.
Dion assured her fans that she remains determined and refuses to give up. She expressed her eagerness to see them again in the future. This announcement follows a video she posted in December, where she disclosed her diagnosis of stiff person syndrome, a condition that profoundly affects her daily life. The spasms caused by the condition not only impact her ability to perform and sing but also hinder her in carrying out regular activities.
Acknowledging the support she has received, Dion mentioned her dedicated team of doctors who are working hard to assist her in her recovery. However, she candidly admitted that the journey has been a struggle. Singing has always been her passion and her life’s work, and she expressed her deep attachment to it.
The Courage World Tour had 42 remaining dates, but they will no longer take place. Information on ticket refunds can be found on the relevant channels.
This tour was particularly significant for Dion as it marked her first global tour without her husband and manager, Rene Angelil, who passed away in 2016.