Celine Dion’s ‘Courage’ Tour Canceled: Rare Neurological Disorder Forces Stage Exit
After rescheduling these dates from 2022, Celine Dion took to Instagram to make the announcement on Friday.
Celine Dion has announced the cancellation of her "Courage" world tour dates in 2023 and 2024, citing her ongoing struggle with a rare neurological disorder called Stiff-Person Syndrome, as reported by Variety.
According to a report by Variety, Celine Dion has made the decision to cancel all scheduled dates for her "Courage" world tour in 2023 and 2024. The cancellation is attributed to her ongoing battle with Stiff-Person Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder.
After rescheduling these dates from 2022, Celine Dion took to Instagram to make the announcement on Friday, as reported by Variety. Her post read: "It is with tremendous disappointment that we have to announce today the cancellation of the Courage World Tour. 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!"
Here's the 'Courage' Tour Cancellation Announcement
How Covid-19 Interrupted Dion's 'Courage' Tour?
Celine Dion's "Courage" tour, which commenced in September 2019, had successfully completed 52 dates before being interrupted by the pandemic, according to Variety. Unfortunately, Dion has been unable to perform since then due to her ongoing battle with Stiff Person Syndrome.
Stiff Person Syndrome: A Rare Neurological Disorder
Stiff Person Syndrome is a rare progressive neurological and autoimmune disorder that impacts the brain and spinal cord. It is characterized by symptoms such as muscle rigidity or spasms, which can affect specific areas or the entire body. Enlargement of muscles and difficulties with mobility and walking are also common. Regrettably, there is currently no known cure for this condition. Stiff Person Syndrome is an extremely rare ailment, with an estimated prevalence of approximately one in a million people.