Celine Dion cancels ‘Courage’ world tour due to neurological illness

Celine Dion has cancelled her 2024 ‘Courage’ world tour dates due to a neurological illness she first disclosed last year.

In late 2022, the legendary singer confirmed that she has been living with a disorder called stiff person syndrome, an extremely rare autoimmune neurological condition that affects one person in a million.

After the singer postponed her European tour dates to February 2023 due to “ongoing health issues”, she then pushed them back again to 2024, admitting she “wasn’t ready” to disclose details of her condition previously.


Now, the 2024 dates have been cancelled, with Dion saying in a statement that she’s “heartbroken” about the decision.

“It’s not fair to you to keep postponing the shows, and even though it breaks my heart, it’s best that we cancel everything now until I’m really ready to be back on stage again,” she told fans.

“I want you all to know, I’m not giving up… and I can’t wait to see you again!”

She added: “I’m so sorry to disappoint all of you once again. I’m working really hard to build back my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you’re 100 per cent.”

Celine Dion
Celine Dion. CREDIT: Samir Hussein/Redferns

See the list of cancelled dates below.


26 – Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome

27 – Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
29 – Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome

17 – Antwerp, Sportpaleis

18 – Antwerp, Sportpaleis
20 – Antwerp, Sportpaleis
23 – Copenhagen, Royal Arena
24 – Copenhagen, Royal Arena
27 – Oslo, Telenor Arena
28 – Oslo, Telenor Arena
30 – Stockholm, Friends Arena

3 – Helsinki, Hartwall Arena

4 – Helsinki, Hartwall Arena

MARCH 2024
6 – Prague, O2 Arena
8 – Lodz, Atlas Arena
10 – Krakow, Tauron Arena
13 – Zurich, Hallenstadion Zurich
14 – Zurich, Hallenstadion Zurich
16 – Zagreb, Zagreb Arena

19 – Cologne, Lanxess Arena
21 – Berlin, Mercedes Benz Arena
23 – Munich, Olympiahalle
26 –  Budapest, Laszlo Papp Budapest Arena
28 – Vienna, Wiener Stadthalle
31 – Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena

APRIL 2024
2- Mannheim, SP Arena
5 – Dublin, 3Arena
6 – Dublin, 3Arena
9- Manchester, AO Arena
13 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
14 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
17 – 
Birmingham, Utilita Arena 
18 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena Birmingham
21 – London, The O2

22 – London, The O2 

Last year, Dion cancelled the North American leg of the ‘Courage’ world tour due to the same health issues. The Canadian singer said she had been suffering from “severe and persistent muscle spasms” since last year, which a message on her official website said were “preventing her from performing”.