Céline Dion Cancels Upcoming World Tour While Struggling With Stiff Person Syndrome: 'I'm Not Giving Up'
26.05.2023 - 15:47
Céline Dion is taking a step back from work while she battles with her health.
On Friday, the singer officially announced her 42-date Courage World Tour has been canceled as she struggles with Stiff Person Syndrome. While it’s a disappointing move, the My Heart Will Go On vocalist insisted she is doing everything she can to get back on stage one day. She expressed:
The artist managed to perform in North America before shutting down the show during the pandemic. The tour was supposed to begin again in late August and stretch until April 2024.
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She further elaborated on the challenges of trying to put on such a massive show while dealing with her ongoing health issues, saying:
Such a positive message in the midst of a challenging time! Along with her note, the statement shared:
You can read the whole thing (below).
As Perezcious readers know, the musician has been battling a rare condition, which she announced back in December. Via an emotional Instagram post at the time, she told her loyal fans:
She went on to share that doctors discovered she was battling Stiff Person Syndrome, a very rare disorder, explaining:
If you don’t know, Stiff Person Syndrome is an incurable neurological disease. According to the Cleveland Clinic, only about one in one million people are diagnosed with the condition. Twice as many women are said to suffer from the disease than men and symptoms can take months or years to develop, including violent spasms and an inability to walk. The disease can occur at any age but usually shows up from ages 30 to 60. The Mayo Clinic describes the health challenge as “a rare disorder of motor function characterized by involuntary stiffness of