On Friday morning, Celine Dion announced on social media that she will be canceling the remainder of her Courage World Tour through April 2024. The powerful pop superstar is focusing on recovering from a rare autoimmune and neurological disorder. Dion revealed in an emotional Instagram video last December that she was fighting a medical condition called stiff-person syndrome. This condition causes progressive stiffness and severe muscle spasms, which affect every aspect of her daily life, making touring challenging.
“I’m letting you all down again,” Dion stated in her announcement. “I’m working hard to get back in shape, but touring can be very difficult even when you’re at 100 percent. Whatever it is, it’s best to cancel everything now until I’m really ready to get back on stage again.” Dion’s tour was set to continue from Amsterdam to Finland on August 26th, 2023, and then from Prague on March 6th, 2024, to London on April 22nd, 2024.
According to the announcement, tickets purchased for the cancelled dates will be refunded at the original point of sale. Dion had completed the first 52 dates of her North American tour before the pandemic suspended her tour in March 2020. Since announcing her illness last year, Dion has received surprisingly enthusiastic responses, especially from fans in her birthplace, French-speaking Quebec, Canada, where she is known for her performances of ballads such as “Because You Loved Me” and “My Heart Will Go On.”
In addition to her music career, Dion recently made her first appearance in a feature film. She co-starred in the romantic comedy-drama Love Again, which was released this month with Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Sam Heughan. Despite her illness, Dion remains a powerful force in the music industry and a beloved icon to her fans.