Singer Celine Dion has been forced to cancel the remaining dates of her world tour due to a neurological disorder known as “stiff person syndrome.”
The 55-year-old musician revealed she was diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome last year, saying it affects “every aspect of my daily life.”
In January, Dion was forced to cancel the remaining shows of the North American leg of her “Courage World Tour.”
The singer has been experiencing “severe and persistent muscle spasms” that prevented her from performing.
The Los Angeles Times reported:
Friday’s news release said the “My Heart Will Go On” singer’s medical team continues to evaluate and treat her condition. The post also addressed the stop-and-go nature of Dion’s Courage tour, which was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest cancellation affects 42 European shows, starting with three August concerts in Amsterdam. Fans should contact their original points of purchase for refunds.
“It is with tremendous disappointment that we have to announce today the cancellation of the Courage World Tour,” she wrote in a social media post Friday.
“I’m so sorry to disappoint all of you once again. I’m working really hard to build back my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you’re 100%.”
“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 again. I want you all to know I’m not giving up… and I can’t wait to see you again! – Celine xx…”
Last year, Celine Dion said her neurological disorder had caused spasms that made it difficult to sing.
“While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know this is what’s been causing all of the spasms I’ve been having,” she acknowledged at the time.
“Unfortunately, these 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.”
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