Celine Dion Cancels World Tour

(HorizonPost.com) – Singer Celine Dion announced on Instagram last week that she was canceling the remaining dates on her world tour due to her ongoing health problems, CBS News reported.

Dion launched her world tour before the pandemic struck in 2020, completing 52 dates before the lockdowns forced the tour to postpone. Then in late 2022, Dion revealed that she was diagnosed with the rare neurological disorder “stiff person syndrome” and had to once again postpone the European leg of her world tour.

But in an Instagram post last week, Dion announced that she was cancelling the remainder of her “Courage” world tour.

Apologizing for disappointing her fans “once again,” Dion explained that she has been working to rebuild her strength since her diagnosis and touring, “even when you’re 100%” can be difficult. She said rather than repeatedly postponing shows, she thought it was best to cancel the remainder of the tour until she is “ready to be back on stage again.”

The European leg of the tour was to begin in the Netherlands in August and continue until the spring of 2024. However, working to recover her strength has left Dion unable to prepare for the upcoming shows. Tickets for the 42 remaining shows will be refunded.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, stiff-person syndrome makes the sufferer become rigid. Heightened sensitivity to touch and noise can cause muscle spasms. The disorder can also leave sufferers with stiffened and even “hunched over” postures.

In 2014, Celine Dion was forced to postpone concert dates when she announced that she was caring for her late husband Rene who had cancer. Dion also revealed at the time that she had been diagnosed with an illness that caused inflammation in the throat muscles. The singer’s career was launched when she won the Eurovision song contest in 1988. She went on to win five Grammy awards.

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