Celine Dion cancels North American tour over health issue
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"I was really hoping I’d be good to go by now, but I suppose I just have to be more patient and follow the regimen my doctors are prescribing," Dion said in a Twitter message posted Saturday, announcing the cancellation of the "Courage World Tour."
Celine Dion performs onstage in Los Angeles, Nov. 22, 2015. (Getty Images)
Dion initially completed 52 shows of the tour by March 2020 before the coronavirus spread across the country, and she intended to resume shows on March 9, 2022, in Denver, prior to this announcement. The tour also included stops in San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and other U.S. and Canadian cities.
"There’s a lot of organizing and preparation that goes into our shows, and so we have to make decisions today which will affect the plans two months down the road," Dion continued in the Saturday statement. "I’ll be so glad to get back to full health, as well as all of us getting past this pandemic, and I can’t wait to be back on stage again."
I was really hoping that I’d be good to go by now, but I suppose I just have to be more patient and follow the regimen that my doctors are prescribing. /J’espérais vraiment être prête à remonter sur scène maintenant, mais je constate que je dois être plus patiente. - Céline xx... pic.twitter.com/zNnDMBo1JR— Celine Dion (@celinedion) January 15, 2022
Dion, who turns 54 this year, recently received treatment for "severe and persistent muscle spasms which are preventing her from performing, and her recovery is taking longer than she hoped," according to the statement.
Celine Dion sings during the 70th Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (Getty Images)
Dion is still scheduled to participate in the "European leg" of the tour, which is scheduled to begin May 25, in Birmingham, England. Those who purchased tickets for the now-canceled shows in the North American tour will be fully refunded, according to the statement.