"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 said.
Celine Dion's health has been giving her trouble for quite some time. Now, her muscle spasms have gotten so bad that she's been forced to postpone her 2022 European shows to next year, and even cancel some performances.
Last November, Dion was unable to launch her new Las Vegas residency at Resorts World due to the condition, and now she says her recovery is taking longer than she had hoped, according to Good Morning America.
"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 My Heart Goes On singer then said that she has been getting treatment and taking medication but she's "still experiencing some spasms" and added that 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, visibly overcome with emotions.
After thanking her fans for their unconditional love and support, 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."
This is not the first time Dion has been forced to cancel her shows owing to her health. In January 2022, she canceled her North American tour dates for her Courage World Tour for the same reason—muscle spasms.
"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," the Canadian superstar said in a statement, according to Good Morning America. "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."
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."
Here's hoping she gets well soon and goes back onto the stage!
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