Dion announced in December that she had been diagnosed with an incurable neurological condition that causes muscle stiffness and spasms. The medical condition has made it more difficult for her to walk and sing, she said at the time.
The rest of her European tour, which would include 42 performances in cities such as Amsterdam, Paris, London and Berlin, would resume in August until April 2024. Dion previously performed 52 concerts before pausing the tour in March 2020 due to the pandemic.
“We have every hope that Celine will soon be able to come to all these cities in Europe to perform for her amazing fans, but that time is just not now,” read a press release Dion posted.
What is Stiff Person Syndrome? Celine Dion reveals rare condition.
Stiff person syndrome experts say symptoms usually don’t affect a person’s lifespan and can be managed through treatment, but the condition, which is believed to be autoimmune, can be painful. In some cases, it can affect the muscles used for speech and singing.
The Grammy-winning megastar, best known for “My Heart Will Go On” and other 90s hits, was recently involved in filming and recording new songs for “Love Again,” a rom-com starring Priyanka Chopra and Sam Heughan in the lead role.
Dion ended her message to fans: “It’s not fair to you guys to keep postponing the shows, and while it breaks my heart, it’s best we cancel everything now until I’m really ready to get back on stage to stand. I want you all to know that I’m not giving up… and I can’t wait to see you again!”