After several delays due to a rare neurological disorder, legendary Canadian singer Céline Dion has canceled the rest of her world tour.
The superstar apologized to her devoted fans on Friday, saying it was unfair to continue to postpone performances. Dion said she’s not ready to perform for the European and UK tour dates that have been set for August-October and for March and April 2024.
“I’m sorry to once again let you all down,” Dion, 55, said in a statement. “I’m working very hard to recover, but touring can be very difficult even when you’re 100 per cent fit.
“It’s not fair that you keep postponing shows, and while it’s heartbreaking for me, it’s best if we cancel everything for now until I’m really ready to return. stage. I want you all to know that I am not giving up… and I can’t wait to see you all again!”
In late 2022, Dion revealed that she had recently been diagnosed with a neurological disorder known as stiff body syndrome. This rare condition is characterized by sudden and severe muscle contractions.
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The Quebec singer said the spasms affect her daily life, making it difficult for her to walk and making it impossible for her to use her vocal cords to sing the way she usually does. She canceled and postponed a bunch of days to focus on her health.
The statement said Dion’s medical team continues to evaluate and treat her condition.
Anyone who purchased tickets for the canceled concert dates can get a refund through the original point of sale. A full list of canceled show dates can be found on Dion’s website.
— with files from the Canadian Press
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