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Celine Dion cancels world tour but is “not giving up”

Celine Dion has canceled the remaining dates of her world tour, informing fans she is unable to perform due to an incurable neurological condition.

The Canadian singer apologized to her fans on Friday (May 26) for “letting them down.”

In a statement, Dion, said, “I’m working really hard to build back my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you’re 100 percent.”

She continued, “I’m so sorry to disappoint all of you once again. 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!”

Her statement comes after she disclosed in a video in December that she suffers from stiff person syndrome, which she claims impacts “every aspect of my daily life.”

Stiff person syndrome is an uncommon autoimmune neurological condition that causes muscle stiffness and painful spasms that come and go and may worsen with time.

However, other symptoms such as unsteady gait, slurred speech, or double vision may be experienced by some individuals. SPS symptoms are assumed to be connected to the type of SPS a person possesses.

Although there is currently no cure for stiff person syndrome, managing symptoms with therapy and medication can help patients lead more normal lives.

SPS typically appears in those in their forties and fifties, but can also affect younger and older people. SPS is thought to affect one to two persons out of every million. However, SPS specialists now view the syndrome as a spectrum of illnesses, suggesting that the incidence of SPS is probably higher than previously believed, albeit still low.

She experiences “spasms” as a result of her disease, which hinders her ability to perform and sing as well as complete daily tasks.

“Unfortunately, these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing how I’m used to,” she said.

Although she has a “great team of doctors” helping her, Dion said it has been “a struggle.”

“Singing is all I’ve ever known.” She explained, “I’ve been doing this my whole life, and it’s my absolute favorite thing to do.”

Dion still has 42 concerts left on her Courage World Tour, however, tickets would be refunded through the original point of purchase.

Tickets holders are urged to get in touch with their original point of purchase to receive refunds.

This was supposed to be Dion’s first world tour since the death of her husband and manager, Rene Angelil, in 2016.

Rest well, Celine Dion. Your health is what matters most. Were you one of those who purchased her concert tickets? Comment down below. Don’t forget to sign-up for our newsletter. Have a good day.

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