Dion continues to recover from Stiff Person’s Syndrome
Celine Dion has announced the cancellation of all remaining dates of her Courage World Tour through 2024. As the world has emerged from the pandemic, Dion has continued to be treated for a diagnosed medical condition that prevents her from performing. The pop star is working hard on her recovery, but at this time is unable to successfully prepare for and perform the remainder of the tour, which was scheduled to run from August 26, 2023 in Amsterdam through October 4, 2023 in Helsinki; then continuing from March 6, 2024 in Prague through April 22, 2024 in London. Dion hopes to return to performing again.
“I’m so sorry to disappoint all of you once again. I’m working really hard to build back my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you’re 100%,” Dion shares in a statement. “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… and I can’t wait to see you again!”
Dion had completed the first 52 dates of the Courage World Tour in North America before the pandemic emerged and paused the tour in March 2020. In early 2021, when the entertainment industry was still working under tight COVID restrictions, Dion filmed her first motion picture, Love Again, co- starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Sam Heughan. She has also contributed five songs to the film’s soundtrack. Since then, Dion has revealed that she has been diagnosed with a rare condition called Stiff Person’s Syndrome, which causes severe and persistent muscle spasms, and which has prevented her from performing. Dion’s medical team continues to evaluate and treat the condition.
Tickets purchased for the 42 canceled dates will be refunded via the original point of sale. For further ticket inquiries or options, ticket holders should reach out to their original point of purchase.