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Céline Dion has canceled all her scheduled tour dates through April 2024 as she continues treatment for a rare neurological disorder.
"I'm so sorry to disappoint all of you once again," the singer said in a statement on social media. "I'm working really hard to build back my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you're 100%. 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.
A total of 42 European dates have been canceled, including stops in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Austria, England, Scotland and Ireland.
FILE - Singer Celine Dion performs during her first World Tour called Courage in Quebec City, Montreal, Canada on Sept. 18, 2019. Dion has canceled all her scheduled tour dates through April 2024 as she battles a rare neurological disorder.
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Earlier this year, Dion said stiff person syndrome was causing spasms that affect her ability to walk and sing.
"Unfortunately, the spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I'm used to," she said.
Stiff person syndrome causes rigid muscles and painful muscle spasms, which can be triggered by such things as loud noises or light touch. The cause isn't known, but it is thought to be an autoimmune disorder. Severe cases can cause difficulty walking and hunched posture.
Dion, who has five Grammy Awards and two Academy Awards, is the bestselling female artist of all time with hits like "I'm Alive" and "My Heart Will Go On."
Photos: Celine Dion through the years
20-year-old Montreal native Celine Dion is showing her Eurovision Song Contest trophy in Dublin, Ireland , May 1, 1988. (AP Photo/Peter Kemp)
Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson are performing the song "Beauty and the Beast", that won them the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Perfomance by a Group or Duo, at the 35th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., February 25, 1993. (AP Photo)
Canadian singer Celine Dion poses at the 37th annual Grammy Awards on Wednesday, March 1, 1995, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Calif., where she presented a Grammy to Al Green. (AP Photo)
Singer Celine Dion sings her hit song "All By Myself" during her opening night performance at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Friday, Aug. 23, 1996. It is Dion's first time to perform in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Canadian singer Celine Dion performs at the Bercy stadium in Paris Friday Sept.20, 1996. (AP Photo/Gael Cornier)
Princess Stephanie of Monaco, right, gives the world's best selling award for a pop artist to Canadian singer Celine Dion during the 1997 World Music Awards in Monaco, French riviera, Thursday April 17, 1997. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Singer Celine Dion is joined on stage by student singers from the W.H. Lincoln School in Brookline, Mass. during Dion's opening song "Let's Talk About Love" in front of a sellout crowd at Boston's Fleet Center, Friday, Aug., 21, 1998. Boston is the first stop of Dion's current world tour. (AP Photo/ Neal Hamberg)
Singer Celine Dion speaks in front of the new Chrysler Crossfire, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, in Las Vegas as part of the Specialty Equipment Market Associaction convention. Chrysler announced that Dion will appear in commercials for their cars beginning in early 2003. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)
Singer Celine Dion poses with Johnny Grant, honorary mayor of Hollywood, during a ceremony honoring her with the 2,244th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, in Los Angeles. Dion had been scheduled to receive the star last March to coincide with the beginning of her three-year contract to perform at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, but the ceremony was postponed because of the war in Iraq. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Recording artist Celine Dion performs at the 2004 World Music Awards Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at the Thomas and Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Dion was given the "Diamond Award." (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
Elton John, left, and Celine Dion, right, perform together for the first time at Caesars Palace hotel-casino in Las Vegas on Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, to raise funds for the hurricane-affected employees of Harrah's Entertainment Inc. The concert raised $2.1 million. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Celine Dion stands with a wax figure of herself before her 500th performance at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Sunday, May 7, 2006. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Canadian singer Celine Dion performs the song "I Knew I Loved You, during a tribute to Italian composer Ennio Morricone, at the 79th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, in Los Angeles. Morricone composed the song for the 1984 Sergio Leone movie, "Once Upon a Time in America". (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Singer Celine Dion poses for photos at Lake Las Vegas Resort in Henderson, Nev., Monday, May 21, 2007. Celine Dion released her new French album Monday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Canadian singer Celine Dion performs her song "Taking Chances" during the German TV show "Wetten dass...?" (Bet that..) staged in Leipzig, eastern Germany, on Saturday night, Nov. 10, 2007. (AP Photo/Eckehard Schulz, Pool)
Celine Dion hugs her son Rene Charles, while her husband Rene Angelil looks on during final performance of A New Day at Caesar's Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Singer Celine Dion performs at Madison Square Garden Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Singer, Céline Dion rehearses at the Kodak Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. The 83rd Academy Awards airs Sunday. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Celine Dion arrives before the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Celine Dion, left, presents the award for Billboard artist of the year to Taylor Swift at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Celine Dion performs at The a Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Thursday, August, 27th, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)
Celine Dion reacts as her son Rene-Charles Angelil, center, presents her with the Icon Award, at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. Looking on at right is Seal. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Celine Dion attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition on Monday, May 1, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Celine Dion poses in the press room at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Singer Celine Dion arrives for the Vauthier Spring/Summer 2019 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Celine Dion attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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