Celine Dion cancels all her concerts until April 2024 for health reasons

Celine Dion cancels all her concerts until April 2024 for

Canadian singer Celine Dion, still suffering, canceled this Friday, May 26, about forty concerts scheduled in Europe until April 2024.

I’m working hard to regain my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you’re at 100% “, said Celine Dion, quoted in a press release. ” Even though it breaks my heart, it’s better that we call it all off now, until I’m really ready to get back on stage. “, she added.

The 55-year-old Quebec star has not been on stage since a concert in Newark in the United States in March 2020. His tour, Courage World Tour, was then interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The singer’s next concert scheduled in France was in Paris at La Défense Arena on September 1, 2023. It was to be the first of a series of six shows in the French capital. Celine Dion was to travel through Europe, starting with Amsterdam at the end of August and ending with London, passing through Helsinki, Budapest or Dublin.

A neurological pathology

Since 2021, Celine Dion has suffered from stiff person syndrome (SPR), a rare neurological pathology whose exact cause is unknown, but probably of autoimmune origin. She ” continue treatment “said his entourage.

Affecting about one in a million people, this syndrome causes severe pain and difficulty in moving, preventing physically strenuous activities. ” The medical team that accompanies Céline follows the evolution of the disease and its treatment “said his entourage. Little information has leaked out about his daily life and his exact state of health, leaving room for speculation. Treating his disease consists of remedying the symptoms, but the path to recovery is not known.

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Refunded tickets

The singer felt that he was ” not fair to keep postponing the shows “, for lack of knowing when she would be able to reconnect with her very large audience. ” Tickets purchased for the 42 canceled dates will be refunded added the tour organizers.

The Canadian is one of the most popular artists in the world, famous among other things for my heart Will Go Ona 1997 song for the film’s soundtrack titanic. In April, Celine Dion released an album, the film’s soundtrack love againfeaturing five previously unreleased tracks and older hits.

Time to send tons of love to @celinedion “, wrote on Twitter a fan club, the Celine Dion Addicts.

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(With AFP)