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Céline Dion cancels remaining shows of her Courage World Tour

Celine Dion gestures as she performs in concert at the Bell Centre in Montreal on July 31, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Céline Dion has cancelled all the remaining shows of her Courage World Tour currently on sale for 2023 and 2024.

The news was announced on her website Friday morning.

“Céline has continued to be treated for a diagnosed medical condition that prevents her from performing. Céline is working hard on her recovery, but at this time is unable to successfully prepare for and perform the remainder of the tour,” the statement reads.

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The tour 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.

“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 per cent. 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!” said Dion, in a statement on her website.

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.

She revealed at the end of last year that she was diagnosed with a rare condition called Stiff Person’s Syndrome. A condition which causes severe and persistent muscle spasms, which has prevented her from performing. She continues to be evaluated and treated for the condition.

Tickets for the cancelled shows will be refunded via the original point of sale.