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Celine Dion cancels rest of North American tour, including Pittsburgh stop, due to health issues

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 13: Celine Dion performs onstage at All-Star Lineup Pays Tribute At "Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul at The Shrine Auditorium on January 13, 2019. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for NARAS)

PITTSBURGH — Celine Dion announced today that she’s cancelling the remaining shows on the North American leg of her “Courage World Tour” citing recent health issues.

The cancelled dates were scheduled for March 9 through April 22, 2022. Pittsburgh was the second to last stop on the leg, originally scheduled at PPG Paints Arena for April 20.

According to a release, she has recently been treated for “severe and persistent muscle spasms which are preventing her from performing, and her recovery is taking longer than she hoped.”

Celine was also quoted in the release, saying “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 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. 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 release says Tickets purchased with a credit card through authorized ticketing outlets will be refunded automatically to the credit card used for purchase. Ticket holders of the cancelled performances will soon receive an email notification with more information. For further inquiries, ticket holders should reach out to their original point of purchase.