Globally celebrated award-winning artist Celine Dion has cancelled all 2023 and 2024 tour dates on her Courage World Tour due to her ongoing struggle with a rare neurological disorder called Stiff Person Syndrome.
The condition affects her ability to perform and sing, as well as to carry out normal activities like walking, due to constant painful muscle spasms.
The 55-year-old pop star took to her Instagram page to reveal the sad news, apologizing to the thousands of people who had purchased her tour tickets across the globe and had been eagerly waiting to see her perform.
"It is with tremendous disappointment that we have to announce today the cancellation of the Courage World Tour. I'm so sorry to disappoint all of you once again," part of her lengthy post read.
The new tour dates had been rescheduled back in 2022. The 5-time Grammy Award winner had only completed 52 dates of the Courage tour, which launched in September of 2019 before it was postponed due to the pandemic.
She has not performed a concert since then, due to her condition.
Celine however, went on to assure her fans and followers that she was putting her all into ensuring she was able to regain her strength.
She however added, after considerable deliberations her and her team had agreed to not postpone the tour again and instead just scrap the whole thing off as her neurological disorder was unpredictable.
The iconic vocalist acknowledged it was unfair to keep postponing shows. This time around Celine cancelled performances in France, Belgium, Denmark, Poland and the UK.
"I'm working really hard to build back my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you're not 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," the "I'm Alive" hit maker noted.
The Grammy Awards winner finished off by noting that this wasn't the end of her assuring her fans that they'd get to see her on stage soon.
"I want you all to know, I'm not giving up and I can't wait to see you again!" The last of her emotional post read.
According to her post, tickets will be refunded via the original point of sale.
The National Organisation For Rare Diseases’ website describes stiff-person syndrome as a “rare acquired neurological disorder characterised by progressive muscle stiffness” and “repeated episodes of painful muscle spasms”.