In forced rest since last fall due to persistent muscle spasms, Celine Dion now feels “a little better”. The singer gave her health update for the first time on Friday in a video that reassured many of her fans.
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“The good news is that I still feel a little better. But it sure isn’t going fast enough and that’s super frustrating for me. My doctors follow me and I receive treatments, but I still have muscle spasms, ”says the singer in a three-minute video, posted online in the morning.
However, the 54-year-old singer and her team have made the decision to postpone the European leg of her Courage tour to 2023. It was originally scheduled to kick off next month.
“Recovery takes a lot longer than I thought, but I have to be in good shape, in good health, so that I can give 100% of myself on stage, because that’s what you deserve,” says Celine Dion.
A “strong” Céline
It was the first time the singer had given the news of her condition herself via video, since announcing her muscle spasm disorder last fall.
Hair styled, made up, eloquent and with a rather solid look, the Celine Dion who addresses her fans in this new video seems to be miles away from the image conveyed by certain French media this winter. The magazine Paris Match had then created a real outcry by publishing unflattering photos of the diva of Charlemagne, sketched without his knowledge during a visit to the dentist with his sons Nelson and Eddy, 11 years old.
This publication had quickly fanned the embers of a veritable media outbreak across Europe, headlines with alarming – and misleading – headlines swarming the web ever since.
Celine Dion’s new video therefore came to appease the fans. “Courageous”, “strong” and “bright” are just some of the qualifiers used repeatedly by its subscribers to describe it as we see it today. These comments – like testimonies of love and wishes for a speedy recovery – quickly appeared by the dozens, both on the singer’s official social networks and on her YouTube channel.
Celine Dion has also taken the time to thank her fans for this unwavering support for several months.
“I’m doing the best I can to get back into shape as soon as possible. And know that the many messages of love and support you send me are part of my medical treatment. It helps me enormously. Thank you very much for all this love, ”explains Celine Dion.
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His concerts in Europe postponed
Celine Dion’s fans across the Atlantic will have to be patient: the singer is postponing the European portion of her Courage tour to 2023, which was to kick off next month.
“I am so sorry, saddened, to have to postpone the shows once again”, explains Céline Dion in a video posted online Friday morning.
“The first time was obviously because of the pandemic. And this time, it is my health that forces me to postpone the shows of the European tour and unfortunately to cancel some others, ”continues the singer, visibly moved.
Last October, Celine Dion postponed her new residence in Las Vegas to an indefinite date due to “severe and persistent muscle spasms”. Then, in January, the ax fell on the North American leg of his Courage Tour, originally scheduled for March and April.
Expected in England on May 25 for her big return to the stage, the singer will finally make her fans wait even longer. The next concert on Celine Dion’s schedule is now February 24, 2023, in Prague. No new date has yet been announced for his residency in Vice City.
In all, just over 80 concerts have been canceled or postponed by the singer in the past six months.
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