The 42 concerts, all scheduled on European soil between August and October 2023 and between March and April 2024, were part of his “Courage World Tour”.
Canadian singer and actress celine dion announced this Saturday that he decided to cancel all the pending dates of his world tour, scheduled for both this and next year, due to his fight with the rare neurological disease he suffers from, the Stiff Person Syndrome.
The 42 concerts, all scheduled on European soil between August and October 2023 and between March and April 2024, were part of his Courage World Tourwhich had started months before the pandemic and later suffered several postponements due to his health problems, which cause severe and persistent muscle spasms.
“It is with tremendous disappointment that we have to announce today the cancellation of the Courage World Tour”expressed the artist in a text written in French and English published on her social networks.
“I am very sorry to disappoint all of you once again,” he continued. I’m working really hard to rebuild my strength, but touring can be hard even when you’re 100%. It’s not fair to you that I keep postponing shows, and even though it breaks my heart, we better cancel everything now until I’m really ready to go back on stage.”
Finally, the singer who amassed worldwide fame for the song “My Heart Will Go On”which accompanied the soundtrack of “Titanic” in 1997, he also wanted to leave a hopeful message for his followers: “I want you all to know, I’m not giving up… and I can’t wait to see you again!”
The Quebec-born 55-year-old artist went on to complete 52 dates on her “Courage” tour, which she launched in September 2019. The pandemic was what initially forced her to suspend her shows, but when distancing measures were relaxed she could not give a concert again.
What is Stiff Person Syndrome
Stiff Person Syndrome is a degenerative neurological condition for which there is as yet no cure, which affects the brain and spinal cord and produces symptoms including muscle stiffness and spasms.
She herself had spoken about the disease and how she dealt with it last year, when she had to postpone a series of recitals. On that occasion, she explained through a video on her networks that she suffered from spasms that affected both her ability to walk and sing.
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