- Publish Date
- Monday, 17 January 2022, 3:55PM
Céline Dion has had to cancel the remaining North American shows of her Courage world tour due to an ongoing health issue.
After a pause due to the pandemic, the 53-year-old singer had been scheduled to resume her world tour in November 2021 with a slate of performances in Las Vegas.
Those dates were cancelled in October after she began "experiencing severe and persistent muscle spasms."
The Canadian superstar had hoped to continue the tour in March, but will not be able to perform as she is yet to recover from her health issues.
In a statement posted to her official website, she said: "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.
"There's a lot of organising 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."
The 'My Heart Will Go On' hitmaker - who had performed 52 dates of the tour across America before it was halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic - went on to explain that she will be "glad" to get back to full health and thanked her fans for their "words of encouragement".
She added: "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. I feel your love and support and it means the world to me."
The European leg of Céline's world tour is still scheduled to begin in May 2022.