On Friday, the organizers of her tour announced, in a press release sent to Agence France-Presse, that Canadian singer Celine Dion had canceled forty concerts that were scheduled in Europe until April 2024 for health reasons.
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They noted that she suffers from a rare neurological disease that she “continued to treat,” and the Quebec star had already announced in December that it would cancel or postpone concerts scheduled in Europe between February and July 2023.
“I’m trying really hard to get my strength back, but touring can be very difficult (…) We’d better cancel everything now, until I’m really ready to get back on stage,” said the 55-year-old. Old singer, quote in the press release.
Celine Dion’s last concert dates back to March 2020 in Newark (United States). After fifty concerts in North America, his Courage World Tour was halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This tour could never resume, and then the singer indicated that she had muscle cramps.
The next concert was scheduled to be in Paris (La Défense Arena) on September 1.
Celine Dion suffers from Stiff Person Syndrome (SPR), a condition whose exact cause is unknown but likely to be of autoimmune origin.
Affecting about one in a million people, this syndrome causes severe pain and difficulty moving, which prevents strenuous physical activities.
Those around her pointed out that “the medical team that accompanies Celine is following up on the development of the disease and its treatment.”
Tour organizers added: “Tickets purchased for the 42 days it was cancelled, will be refunded.”
The singer felt it was “not fair to keep postponing performances”, not knowing when she would be able to return to the stage.
She is one of the most popular artists in the world, made famous among others by the song “My Heart Will Go On,” the 1997 song for the soundtrack to the movie “Titanic.”
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