Celine suffers from a very rare neurological disorder
Bad news for our Quebec diva. Celine Dion suffers from a very rare neurological disorder and must postpone her shows from spring 2023 to 2024. She is also canceling her eight shows scheduled for summer 2023 as part of her Courage world tour. The 54-year-old artist made the announcement on his Instagram account.
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“I have had health problems for a long time and it is not easy for me to deal with them. It saddens me enormously to have to tell you that I will not be ready to start my tour in Europe again in February”, explains in a video Celine Dion moved.
“I’m sorry for taking so long to update you. I miss you. I can’t wait to get back on stage so I can update you in person. I’ve always been an open book, but until now I wasn’t ready to talk about what I went through,” she adds.
“Recently I was diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder called Stiff person syndrome which affects approximately one person in a million. We do not yet know everything about this rare disease, but we now know that it is the cause of the muscle spasms from which I suffer, ”says Céline. The syndrome she suffers from creates muscle rigidity.
“Unfortunately, these spasms affect my day-to-day life on many levels. I sometimes have a lot of difficulty walking and I can’t always use my vocal cords to sing as I would like,” she explains with a tremolo in her voice.
“It is my children who give me the courage and the hope to continue. Also, I train every day with my sports medicine therapist to regain strength and stamina to allow me to perform again, but I must admit that it is a continual struggle. Singing is what I have done all my life and for me to not be able to do it anymore is unimaginable. I miss seeing you, being on stage performing for you.”
Her summer program is also shaken up and the North American star will notably not be present at the Vieilles charrues festival in Brittany, where she was expected on July 13, after the first two cancellations.
On the other hand, the six concerts planned at La Défense Arena (near Paris) in September 2023 are maintained.
Celine Dion had performed the first 52 shows of the tour before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020. The superstar then announced last January that she was canceling the North American leg of this tour due to her problems. health.
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