Celine Dion cancels European tour due to ongoing health problems

Celine Dion has canceled 42 European concerts and will not be back on stage until the middle of next year, citing ongoing health issues, the famous singer told disappointed fans on Friday.

The 55-year-old singer was set to pErform three times in Amsterdam on August 26-28 in a 42-show run that would end with two dates at The O2 in London on April 21-22.

“It is with immense disappointment that we have to announce the cancellation of the Courage World Tour today,” her team said in a statement.

“Celine is still being treated for a diagnosed medical condition that is preventing her from performing.”

Last year, Dion was diagnosed with stiff person syndrome, drawing public attention to the rare neurological disorder, which affects about one or two in a million people.

“Sorry to disappoint you all again. I am working very hard to rebuild my strength, but touring can be very difficult, even when you are 100%,” Quebec native Dion said in English and French statements on Friday.

“It’s not fair to you to keep postponing the shows, and even though it breaks my heart, it’s best we cancel everything now until I’m really ready to get back on stage. I want all of you know, I’m not giving up… and I can’t wait to see you again!”

All tickets will be refunded at “the original point of sale,” her team said.

The singer promised to reschedule all cities she would visit.

The Amsterdam show would kick off the fall leg of its tour with stops in Paris, Antwerp, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki.

The last show in Helsinki was scheduled for October 4, with a break and restart scheduled for Prague on March 6 next year, followed by Lodz, Krakow, Zurich, Zagreb, Cologne, Berlin, Munich, Budapest, Vienna, Hamburg, Mannheim, Dublin , Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham before the tour ends in London.

The Courage World Tour started in the fall of 2019 and she made numerous stops in the US before the Covid-19 pandemic raised an unexpected curtain on world music.

Her last pre-pandemic shows were on March 7 and 8, 2020, at Newark’s Prudential Center.

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