Celine Dion has been pushing up or canceling her Courage World Tour dates again to deal with a diagnosis of a rare neurological condition known as rigid person.
In an Instagram video posted Thursday (below), the Grammy-winning music icon opened up about the relationship between her condition and health issues she faced over the past year that affected her ability to tour. and tells fans: It’s always been an open book, and I wasn’t ready to say anything before, but now I’m ready.
“I was recently diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder called stiff-person syndrome. I know.”
The singer said she “has been dealing with my health issues for a long time and it’s been really difficult for me to face.”
“Unfortunately, cramps affect all aspects of daily life, sometimes making it difficult to walk or using your vocal cords to sing as usual,” she said. “Today, it hurts me to tell you that I am not ready to resume touring in Europe in February.”
Dion said her team of doctors and sports medicine therapists are currently “working to regain my strength and the ability to perform.
“I have an amazing team of doctors working with me to help me get better, and my precious children who support me and give me hope,” she concluded. “All I know is singing. It’s what I’ve been doing all my life and it’s what I love to do most.”
Her 14th concert tour, Dion’s Courage World Tour, was originally announced in April 2019 and was scheduled to begin that September. A series of Montreal dates were postponed due to a sore throat virus before it was announced. At the time, Dion had completed her first of her 52 North American shows on her World Tour.
Since then, Dion has postponed his stay in Vegas and canceled the entire North American leg of his Courage World Tour. This was due to an ongoing muscle spasm that caused the date to be rescheduled and cancelled. In April of this year, the singer postponed her European and UK dates to February 2023, but in today’s message, her Spring 2023 shows have been moved to 2024, and eight performances in Summer 2023 have been cancelled. announced that