The star of the song must rest for health reasons. Celine Dion cancels forty concerts planned in Europe until April 2024, announced this Friday the organizers of her tour, in a statement. Suffering from a rare neurological pathology against which she "continues her treatment," they said, the Quebec star had already announced in December that she was canceling or postponing concerts scheduled in Europe between February and July 2023.
"I go to great lengths to regain my strength, but touring can be very difficult (...) It's better that we cancel everything now, until I'm really ready to go back on stage," the 55-year-old singer said. Celine Dion's last concert dates back to March 2020, in Newark (United States). After fifty concerts in North America, his Courage World Tour was interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Stiff person syndrome
This tour could never resume, the singer then indicating suffering from muscle spasms. The next concert scheduled was in Paris (La Défense Arena) on September 1st. Celine Dion suffers from stiff person syndrome (RPD), a condition whose exact cause is unknown but likely autoimmune in origin. Affecting about one in a million people, this syndrome causes sharp pain and difficulty moving, preventing physically demanding activities.
"The medical team that accompanies Celine follows the evolution of the disease and its treatment," said his entourage. "Tickets purchased for the 42 cancelled dates will be refunded," the tour organizers added. The singer felt that it was "not fair to continue to postpone the shows", not knowing when she would be able to go back on stage. She is 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".
- Céline Dion