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Celine Dion postpones the start of her European tour again due to a rare neurological disorder

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Celine Dion has again postponed this Thursday, December 8, the start of the European dates of her tour, scheduled for February, explaining this decision by “a very rare neurological disorder” which notably prevents her from singing as she would like.

In a video of almost five minutes posted on Instagram, in French and in English, the Quebec star, visibly very moved, recounts feeling “long-term health problems”.

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“Recently I was diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder called ‘stiff-person syndrome’. [syndrome de la personne raide] »she explains.

Instagram – A post shared by Celine Dion (@celinedion)

This disorder, which is characterized in particular by progressive muscular rigidity, causes Celine Dion to have difficulty walking and prevents her from” utilize [ses] vocal cords “ as she would like.

“We don’t yet know everything about this rare disease, but we now know that it is the cause of the muscle spasms I suffer from”she continues.

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The singer had already mentioned these spasms in the spring, during the previous postponement of her European tour. She then claimed to feel ” a little better “ even if he “come [ait] still having spasms”.

Expected at the end of February in the Czech Republic for the European part of her “Courage World Tour”, Celine Dion again preferred to postpone her reunion with the Old Continent. “It saddens me enormously to have to tell you today that I will not be ready to start my tour in Europe again in February”she regrets, saying she has by her side “an excellent team of doctors”.

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While some 2023 concerts are rescheduled for 2024, others are canceled. These include her coming to the Vieilles Charrues festival in Brittany, where she was expected on July 13, after the first two cancellations.

“Céline Dion’s health problem leads us to a cancellation and not a postponement that we had considered for the summer of 2024”, confirms to AFP the director of the festival, Jérôme Trehorel, who plans to reimburse 55,000 tickets. According to him, the passage of the star in 2024 to the Plows is not possible from the point of view of its turners because of the risk weighing on the events planned during the summer of 2024.

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Indeed, the French Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, mentioned at the end of October the need for “cancelled or postponed” cultural or sporting events due to the massive mobilization of the police for the Paris Olympic Games, organized from July 26 to August 11.

On the other hand, all the concerts of the singer scheduled from August 26 to October 4, 2023, including the six planned at La Défense Arena (near Paris) in September, 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 that she was canceling the North American leg of this tour due to her health issues.

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