“It is finest that we cancel anything now till I am genuinely prepared to be back on stage once again… I am not providing up and I can not wait to see you once again!”, the Canadian singer says as she calls off dozens of concerts.
By Russell Hope, news reporter
Friday 26 Could 2023 16:41, UK
Celine Dion has mentioned “it breaks my heart” soon after cancelling the remaining concerts of her globe tour simply because of a uncommon neurological illness.
The Canadian singer, 55, suffers from so-referred to as stiff-particular person syndrome (SPS), a uncommon incurable progressive neurological disorder which “causes serious and persistent muscle spasms, and has prevented her from performing,” a statement on her site mentioned.
“It is not fair to you to preserve postponing the shows, and even even though it breaks my heart, it is finest that we cancel anything now till I am genuinely prepared to be back on stage once again,” the statement mentioned on Friday.
Singer Celine Dion performs through her initial Courage Planet Tour show on 18 September 2019 in Quebec. Pic: AP
“I want you all to know, I am not providing up… and I can not wait to see you once again!
“I am so sorry to disappoint all of you as soon as once again. I am functioning genuinely challenging to develop back my strength, but touring can be quite tricky even when you are one hundred%.”
She was due to execute in additional than 20 cities across Europe, spread across this year and subsequent, through the Courage Planet Tour, such as playing eight shows in the UK and six in Paris.
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Her statement mentioned she was cancelling them “with a sense of tremendous disappointment”.
“Celine is functioning challenging on her recovery, but at this time is unable to effectively prepare for and execute the remainder of the tour,” the statement added.
“We do have each and every hope that someday quickly, Celine will be in a position to come to all of these cities in Europe to execute for her awesome fans, but that time merely is not now.”
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Dion, identified for her hit energy ballads such as Consider Twice, Due to the fact You Loved Me, My Heart Will Go On, and It is All Coming Back To Me Now, delayed a Las Vegas residency in 2021 and postponed tour dates in 2022 due to well being challenges.