Céline Dion Cancels World Tour Amid Health Battle

Months after Céline Dion shared her stiff-person syndrome diagnosis, the singer has canceled the remaining dates of her Courage World Tour: "I'm so sorry to disappoint all of you once again."

By Jess Cohen May 26, 2023 12:41 PMTags
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Céline Dion isn't ready to return to the stage just yet.

As a result, the "My Heart Will Go On" singer, who was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder in 2022, has officially canceled her Courage World Tour.

"I'm so sorry to disappoint all of you once again," Dion wrote in a May 26 Instagram message. "I'm working really hard to build back my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you're 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."

"I want you all to know, I'm not giving up," she added, "and I can't wait to see you again!"

The 55-year-old's announcement comes five months after she shared her stiff-person syndrome diagnosis, a condition that can cause muscle spasms. 

"I've been dealing with problems with my health for a long time," she told fans in a December Instagram video, "and it's been really difficult for me to face these challenges and to talk about everything that I've been going through."

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"Unfortunately, the spasms affect every aspect of my daily life," she continued. "Sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal chords to sing the way I'm used to."

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Dion also noted that she had a great team around her, including her doctors and her kids René-Charles, 22, and 12-year-old twins Eddy and Nelson—who she shares with late husband René Angélil.

"I have hope," she said at the time, "that I am on the road to recovery."

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