- 26 May 23
"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!"
The rest of Celine Dion’s Courage World Tour has been cancelled including Dublin’s 3Arena date as she continues her struggle with Stiff Person's Syndrome.
In a statement released, Dion wrote, "I'm so sorry to disappoint all of you once again. I’m working really hard to build back my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you’re 100%.”
The statement continued, "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!"
Refunds for the 42 cancelled dates will be refunded via the original point of sale.
For further information ticketholders have been asked to reach out to their original point of purchase.
Promoters also released a statement today, writing, "With a sense of tremendous disappointment, Celine Dion's Courage World Tour today announced the cancellation of all remaining dates currently on sale for 2023 and 2024.
"As the world has emerged from the pandemic, Celine has continued to be treated for a diagnosed medical condition that prevents her from performing,” read the release.
"Celine is working hard on her recovery, but at this time is unable to successfully prepare for and perform the remainder of the tour, which was scheduled to run from August 26, 2023 in Amsterdam through October 4, 2023 in Helsinki; then continuing from March 6, 2024 in Prague through April 22, 2024 in London,” the statement continued.
"We do have every hope that someday soon, Celine will be able to come to all of these cities in Europe to perform for her amazing fans, but that time simply is not now."
The 55-year-old singer had completed 52 shows in North America in 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic emerged and the tour was put on hold in March.
Since then, Dion has revealed to fans her struggle with Stiff Person's Syndrome- a rare condition which causes severe and persistent muscle spasms, and so far has prevented her from performing.