Céline Dion cancels world tour due to neurological illness.
As she battles Stiff Person Syndrome, the Canadian singer canceled the European leg of her Courage World Tour. Céline Dion has canceled her 2023 and 2024 tour dates due to Stiff Person Syndrome.
I'm sorry again. "I’m working really hard to build back my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you’re 100%," the 55-year-old Canadian singer stated on her website.
“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. I'm not giving up, folks. I can’t wait to see you again!”
In December, Dion announced the illness in an emotional video and postponed the European leg of her Courage World Tour until August 2023.
The European tour began in Amsterdam and ended in London in April 2024. Muscle spasms and severe stiffness intensify over time in 1–2 million persons worldwide.
“Unfortunately the spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I’m used to,” Dion stated in her diagnostic announcement after months of worsening health troubles.
“I have a great team of doctors helping me get better and my precious children supporting and giving me hope. I'm working with my support medicine therapist every day to regain my strength and performance, but it's challenging."
In October 2021, Dion announced that she would delay her Las Vegas residency due to "severe and persistent" muscular spasms. She was heartbroken. “My team and I have been working on our new show for eight months, and to not open this November saddens me beyond words.”