Celine Dion has canceled all of her planned tour dates through April 2024 as she continues treatment for a rare neurological disorder.
“I am very sorry for disappointing you all once again,” the singer said in a statement on social networks. “I’m working really hard to recover, but touring can be very difficult even when you’re 100%. It’s not fair of you to keep postponing shows, and while it breaks my heart, it’s best that we cancel everything now until I’m really ready to get back on stage.
A total of 42 European dates were cancelled, including stops in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Austria, England, Scotland and Ireland.
Dion said earlier this year that stiff-man syndrome causes spasms that affect her ability to walk and sing.
“Unfortunately, the spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes making it difficult to walk and preventing me from singing with my vocal cords the way I used to,” she said.
Stiff person syndrome causes stiff muscles and painful muscle spasms that can be triggered by things like loud noises or light touch. The cause is unknown, but it is thought to be an autoimmune disorder. Severe cases may cause difficulty walking and a stooped posture.
Dion, who has won five Grammys and two Academy Awards, is the best-selling female artist of all time, with hits like “I’m Alive” and “My Heart Will Go On.”
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