Music superstar Céline Dion has cancelled the remaining dates in her global tour as she continues to battle her health condition.
“It is with tremendous disappointment that we have to announce today the cancellation of the Courage World Tour,” she wrote in a social media post. “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%. 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!” she added, before announcing all tickets can be refunded.
Last year Dion revealed she is battling stiff person syndrome (SPS) - an incurable and extremely rare autoimmune movement disorder impacting the central nervous system in the brain and spinal cord.
Earlier this week, one source told CNN that the battle against SPS means Céline “will likely never tour again.”
“She is in physical pain,” the person added. “She does daily physical therapy.”
Back in December of 2022, when she revealed her diagnosis, Céline shared some of the symptoms of the disease and assured fans she is doing her best to overcome it.
“While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know this is what’s been causing all of the spasms that I’ve been having.”
She admitted the spasms are affecting "every aspect" of her life, including "sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I'm used to".
"I have a great team of doctors working alongside me to help me get better and my precious children who are supporting me and giving me help. All I know is singing it’s what I’ve done all my life, and it's what I love to do the most.”
We wish Céline all the best in her recovery efforts and hope she can return to doing what she loves.