Celine Dion Cancels Her Scheduled “Courage” World Tour After Being Diagnosed With Stiff Person Syndrome
Some bad news for all you Celine Dion fans out there. The 55-year-old singer has canceled her “Courage” world tour to focus on her health after being diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome in December 2022.
Dion went on her Instagram account to share a photo of the press release announcing the cancellation of the tour and showing the dates and cities that are impacted.
She wrote a lengthy caption, explaining how heartbroken she is over this decision:
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.
It’s a huge blow to the singer, who had been working hard to get back on stage. It has been a difficult two years for Dion, who first talked about experiencing muscle spasms in 2021.
After multiple doctor visits and lots of tests, she finally discovered she had stiff person syndrome late last year.
According to the National Institutes of Health, stiff person syndrome is a ‘rare, progressive neurological disorder’ that can cause stiff muscles in the torso, arms and legs. Greater sensitivity to noise, touch, and emotional distress, which can set off muscle spasms.
It definitely sounds like a concert would be a challenging environment for her. Hopefully she can battle her way back, but there is no cure for the condition, so all doctors can do is attempt to manage the symptoms.
Our thoughts go out to her!
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