Celine Dion CANCELS North American Leg Of Tour Due To ‘Severe And Persistent Muscle Spasms’
Celine Dion has canceled the North American dates of her Courage world tour from March 9 to April 22.
The 53-year-old singer was forced to cancel the shows due to “severe and persistent muscle spasms,” according to a press release posted to her. website.
Her announcement comes three months after she had to cancel the start of her comeback residency in Las Vegas due to the same health problem.
Trouble: Celine Dion has canceled the North American dates of her Courage world tour from March 9 to April 22
“Tickets purchased with a credit card through authorized ticket outlets will be automatically refunded to the credit card used for the purchase,” the press release said.
Ticket holders of the canceled performances will receive an e-mail shortly with more information. For further questions, cardholders can contact their original point of sale.’
Celine “was recently treated for severe and persistent muscle spasms that prevent her from performing, and her recovery is taking longer than she hoped,” her website says. “Her medical team continues to evaluate and treat the condition.”
She herself said, “I really hoped I’d be good to go by now, but I think I just need to be more patient and follow the regimen my doctors prescribe.”
Health problem: She was forced to cancel the shows due to ‘severe and persistent muscle spasms’; she is pictured on the opening night of the Courage world tour in Quebec City in 2019
The superstar singer added: “There’s a lot of organization and preparation that goes into our shows, so we need to make decisions today that will affect the plans two months from now. I will be so happy to be fully healthy again, and that we are all over this pandemic, and I can’t wait to get back on the podium.”
She continued: “Meanwhile, I am very touched by all the encouraging words everyone has sent me on social media. I feel your love and support and it means the world to me.’
Over the past few decades, Celine became known as ‘Queen Of Las Vegas’ due to her wildly successful residencies there.
After quitting her famed Caesars Palace residency in 2019, she was coaxed back to Sin City to perform at the new Resorts World on the Strip.
Departed: The announcement comes a day after she marked the sixth anniversary of her husband Rene Angelil’s death; they are pictured at their wedding in Montreal in 1994
But in October, it turned out that Celine had to cancel the first two shows in November, January and February for health reasons. Variety.
The official announcement of the postponement said she was suffering from “severe and persistent muscle spasms.”
Celine’s medical problems were so advanced that even going to rehearsal had apparently become unfeasible.
Her Courage world tour was interrupted by the coronavirus lockdowns in 2020, but was set to resume in March with a North American leg through April.
Problem: Her announcement comes three months after she had to cancel the start of her comeback residency in Las Vegas due to the same health issue; she is pictured on stage in Nice in 2017
The North American dates would be immediately followed by a European leg, currently scheduled for May in Birmingham.
After finishing her European performances in Paris on September 24, she will not resume the tour until May 2023, when she will perform abroad again in Tel Aviv.
Courage, her latest album, opened at the top of the Billboard 200 in late 2019 – then dropped to number 111 in just a week.
With that, it made history, as no album has ever dropped from number 1 to below the top 100 in its second week, Forbes reported.
Health struggles: In October, it became apparent that Celine’s medical problems were so advanced that even going to rehearsal had apparently become unfeasible; pictured in 2019 in Paris
A page six insider revealed: ‘She’s upset. All hell has broken loose. The only reason she sold 100,000 was because of the whole bundling thing that labels do, but the second week she only sold about 3,000.’
By “the whole bundle,” the source referred to a practice where fans buy concert tickets and get a free copy of the artist’s latest album.
In recent years, artists ranging from P!nk to Kenny Chesney to Metallica have relied on this method to get their albums higher on the charts, according to Billboard.