Celine Dion cancels her entire tour and continues to struggle with stiff person syndrome, a rare neurological disorder


Friday, May 26, 2023 3:21 p.m.

Celine Dion’s “Courage World Tour” dates through 2024 have been canceled as she continues to battle a rare neurological disorder, it was announced Friday.

“I’m so sorry to disappoint you all once again,” the singer’s social media announcement read. “I’m working very hard to rebuild my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you’re at 100%. It’s not fair for you to keep postponing concerts, and although it breaks my heart, it better call it off now until I’m really ready to get back on stage. I want you all to know that I’m not giving up…and I can’t wait to see you again!”

Dion postponed several shows in December after announcing that she had been diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, a condition, she said, that does not allow her “to sing like I’m used to. “.

The disorder is “a rare and progressive syndrome that affects the nervous system, particularly the brain and spinal cord,” according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

“While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know that’s what caused all the spasms I’ve had,” Dion said at the time. “Unfortunately, these spasms affect all aspects of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulty when walking and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing as I normally do.”

Tickets for his concerts will be reimbursed from their point of purchase.

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