Celine Dion cancels North American tour over health issue

Celine Dion has canceled her North American tour amid health issues, she announced on social media.

“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.”

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.”

Celine Dion canceled her North American tour amid health issues, announcing on social media that she has recently received treatment for severe and persistent muscle spasms.AFP via Getty Images

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.

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.

Celine Dion initially completed 52 shows of the tour by March 2020 before the coronavirus spread across the country, as she planned to resume shows on March 9, 2022, in Denver prior to this announcement.MEGA