Celine Dion has announced the cancellation of her two sold-out concerts in Dublin, along with the remaining dates of her Courage World Tour in 2023 and 2024. The decision comes as Dion continues to receive treatment for Stiff Person’s Syndrome, a rare medical condition that causes severe and persistent muscle spasms.
In a heartfelt statement, the Canadian singer expressed her disappointment and apologized to her fans for the cancellation of the shows. She stated that despite her efforts to regain her strength, touring is a strenuous endeavor, and it would not be fair to her fans to keep postponing the shows.
The cancelled concerts include the scheduled performances at the 3Arena in Dublin on April 5 and 6, 2024. All other dates for 2023 and 2024 have also been cancelled. Fans who purchased tickets will be refunded via the original point of sale. For further inquiries or ticket options, ticketholders are advised to reach out to their original point of purchase.
I’m so sorry to disappoint all of you once again... and even though it breaks my heart, it’s best that we cancel everything until I’m really ready to be back on stage... I’m not giving up… and I can’t wait to see you again!” – Celine xx…— Celine Dion (@celinedion) May 26, 2023
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Dion has been battling Stiff Person’s Syndrome since the onset of the pandemic. Due to this complex condition that affects her daily life, she is currently unable to prepare for and perform the remainder of the tour. Despite the challenges, the award-winning singer assured her fans that she is not giving up and looks forward to the day she can perform for them again.
Before the pandemic, Dion had completed the first 52 dates of the Courage World Tour in North America. The tour was paused in March 2020 due to the global health crisis. Dion’s medical team is continually evaluating and treating her condition as she works on her recovery.