Celine Dion cancels European tour due to ongoing health issues

Celine Dion has canceled 42 European concerts and won’t be back on stage until at least the middle of next year, citing lingering health issues, the famous singer told her disappointed fans on Friday.

The 55-year-old singer had been set to pperformed three times in Amsterdam from August 26 to 28 in a run of 42 shows which was to culminate in two dates at London’s O2 on April 21 and 22.

“It is with immense disappointment that we have to announce today the cancellation of the Courage World Tour,” his team said in a statement.

“Céline continued to be treated for a diagnosed medical condition that prevents her from performing.”

Last year, Dion was diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, bringing public attention to the rare neurological disorder, which affects around one or two in a million people.

“I am very sorry to disappoint you all once again. I am working very hard to rebuild my strength, but the tours can be very difficult even when you are at 100%,” Quebecer Dion said in statements in English on Friday. and in French.

“It’s not fair for you to keep postponing the shows, and even though it breaks my heart, it’s better that we cancel everything now until I’m really ready to get back on stage. I want you to Y’all know I’m I’m not giving up…and I can’t wait to see you again!”

All tickets will be refunded at the “original point of sale”, his team said.

The singer promised to reschedule all the cities she had to visit.

The Amsterdam show was due to begin the fall leg of its tour with stops in Paris, Antwerp, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki.

The last show in Helsinki has been set for October 4 before a scheduled break and restart in Prague on March 6 next year, followed by Lodz, Krakow, Zurich, Zagreb, Cologne, Berlin, Munich, Budapest, Vienna, Hamburg, Mannheim, Dublin. , Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham before the tour ends in London.

The Courage World Tour began in the fall of 2019 and made a host of stops in the United States before the Covid-19 pandemic brought an unexpected curtain on world music.

His last pre-pandemic shows were on March 7-8, 2020, inside Newark’s Prudential Center.

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