Celine Dion is still struggling with muscle spasms and is now postponing her 2022 European shows to next year.
Dion was unable to launch her new Las Vegas residency at Resorts World last November due to the condition, and now she says her recovery is taking longer than she had hoped.
“I’m so sorry we have to change our tour plans for Europe one more time,” Dion said in an emotional video statement. “First we had to move the shows because of the pandemic — now this is my health issues that is causing us to postpone the shows and unfortunately we have to cancel some too.”
“The good news is that I’m doing a little bit better, but it’s going very slow and it’s very frustrating for me,” she added.
The singer said she has been getting treatment and taking medication but she’s “still experiencing some spasms” and said her recovery is taking “a lot longer” than she had hoped.
“I need to be in top shape when I’m on stage,” she said. “I honestly can’t wait, but I’m just not there yet. … I wanted you to know that I’m sorry for this news. I know you’ve all waited so long for the concerts, and I appreciate your loyalty.”
“All I can say is that I’m doing my very best to get back to the level that I need to be so that I can give 100% at my shows because that’s what you deserve,” she added, overcome with emotion.
She then thanked her fans for their support and well wishes on social media.
The singer also took the opportunity to say that she stands with the people of Ukraine, adding, “I hope and pray that this war ends soon.”
The rescheduled shows start in February 2023 and run through April, and then resume in August and run through October.