Celine Dion Cancels World Tour after Incurable Diagnosis

Celine Dion has cancelled her entire world tour following her diagnosis of an incurable neurological condition. The singer shared the update with her fans on Friday (26 May), saying she was “tremendously disappointed” to “let them down”. Dion, 55, said in a statement shared on Twitter: “I’m working really hard to build back my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you’re 100 per cent.”

Her announcement comes six months after she posted a video explaining that she had been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome, which she says affects “every aspect of my daily life”. Dion explained that the condition affects her ability to perform and sing, as well as to carry out normal activities, due to “spasms”.

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

Dion also told her fans that she has a “great team of doctors” working hard to help her get better, but admitted it has been a “struggle”.

“All I know is singing. It’s what I’ve done all my life and it’s what I love to do the most,” she said.


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