Canadian music icon Celine Dion has canceled the remaining North American dates of her Courage World Tour in an effort to overcome medical issues.
Dion shared Saturday the news on Instagram, adding that she needs to spend the spring recovering from severe and persistent muscle spasms, inhibiting her ability to perform.
“I was really hoping that I’d be good to go by now, but I suppose I just have to be more patient and follow the regimen that my doctors are prescribing,” the singer said in her statement.
She continued: “There’s a lot of organizing and preparation that goes into our shows, and so we have to make decisions today which will affect the plans two months down the road,”.
“I’ll be so glad to get back to full health, as well as all of us getting past this pandemic, and I can’t wait to be back on stage again.” Dion noted.
The iconic singer had completed 52 shows on the Courage World Tour before halting it when the coronavirus pandemic spread across North America in March 2020.
The remaining tour dates was set to take place between March 9 and April 22.
For now, the Courage World Tour’s European stretch of performances is still on the books for Dion. The first concert is scheduled in Birmingham, England, on May 25.
This isn’t the first time Dion is forced to cancel events for the sake of medical recovery. She delayed her Las Vegas residency due to muscle spasms, which was interfering with her ability to perform and rehearse.
The residency was initially set for dates in Nov. 2021 with additional 2022 dates in January and February.