Celine Dion cancels entire world tour due to ongoing stiffness syndrome

Celine Dion has officially canceled the rest of its Courage world tour.

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

The condition can be so debilitating that many can develop a hunched posture that ultimately prevents them from walking or moving fully on their own. The syndrome can also lead to frequent falls as a result of normal reflexes hindering tight muscles.

“The seizures affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulty walking and preventing me from using my vocal cords to sing the way I used to.” said Dion in December. “I have to admit it was a struggle. All I know is singing, that’s what I’ve been doing all my life.”

Dion had already played 52 shows on the North American leg of her tour when COVID-19 saw closed concerts in March 2020, in the USA today. Dion said in December that the now canceled European leg simply had to be postponed.

Those who bought tickets to any of the 42 canceled shows will receive a refund, according to Dion.