Céline Dion Canceled the North America Leg of Her Courage World Tour Due to Ongoing Health Issues
Céline Dion is beloved by millions of people around the world for her soaring vocals and timeless songs. Many lucky fans get to see the Grammy winner on tour or in Las Vegas. But her latest world tour just faced a major setback.
Céline Dion postponed her Las Vegas residency in 2021
In the past few years, Dion’s health has presented an issue as she works to get back in the spotlight. In 2021, she was slated to open her third Las Vegas residency called Céline. But because of severe and persistent muscle spasms, Dion had to postpone the opening of the show until 2022.
“I’m heartbroken by this,” Dion wrote on Instagram in October 2021. “My team and I have been working on our new show for the past eight months, and to not be able to open this November saddens me beyond words. My partners at Resorts World Las Vegas and AEG have been working around the clock to get this brand-new state-of-the-art theatre ready, and it’s absolutely beautiful. I feel so bad that I’m letting them down, and I’m especially sorry for disappointing all the fans who’ve been making their plans to come to Las Vegas.”
“Now, I have to focus on getting better,” she concluded. “I want to get through this as soon as I can.”
Céline Dion’s health issues forced her to cancel Courage show dates in 2022
Dion’s health issues have also affected her Courage World Tour. She first went on tour in 2019 — her first time on a world tour in over a decade — in support of her album Courage. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic put a stop to the tour, and she was gearing up to get back on the road in early 2022.
But in a statemtn on Instagram, Dion shared that she cancelled all her North America tour dates, which were scheduled to kick off on March 9 in Denver and wrap up April 22 in Washington, D.C.
“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,” she said regrettably. “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.”
“Meanwhile, I’ve been very touched by all the words of encouragement that everyone’s been sending to me on social media,” she said gratefully. “I feel your love and support and it means the world to me.”
Céline Dion is going viral on TikTok
While Dion’s fan base generally includes older people, the Canadian powerhouse vocalist has been introduced to many Gen Z kids on TikTok. Her iconic ballad “It’s All Coming Back to Me” has been going viral on the video platform.
Videos with the song usually feature people dramatically changing outfits as Dion hits those unforgettable high notes.