In response to her ongoing health issues, Celine Dion has cancelled the remainder of her Courage World Tour. While the superstar singer continues to get treated for Stiff-Person Syndrome (SPS), which prevents her from performing, she was forced to scratch the remaining 42 dates of the European leg of her world tour .
In a statement about her current medicL situation, the Canadian-born chanteuse said:
“I’m so sorry to disappoint all of you once again. I’m working really hard to build back my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you’re 100%. It’s not fair to you to keep postponing the shows, and even though it breaks my heart, it’s best that we cancel everything now until I’m really ready to be back on stage again. I want you all to know, I’m not giving up… and I can’t wait to see you again!”
The 55-year-old musician has been postponing or cancelling shows since late 2021, when she confirmed experiencing “severe and persistent muscle spasms”. In December of 2022, Dion announced that she had been diagnosed with a “very rare” neurological disorder called SPS, which causes muscle stiffness and painful spasms.
In Friday’s (5.26) announcement, Celine’s team insisted she “is working hard on her recovery” but is currently “unable to successfully prepare for and perform the remainder of the tour”. They assured fans in Europe that she hopes to perform for them soon.
The rescheduled European tour had been due to begin in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in August and conclude in London in April 2024.