Celine Dion, 55, delivers heartbreaking news with emotional message as she cancels her tour

Celine Dion has canceled the remaining dates on her European Courage World Tour as she continues to battle Stiff Person Syndrome.

On Friday, she took to Instagram to deliver the bad news and wrote: "It is with tremendous disappointment that we have to announce today the cancellation of the Courage World Tour.

"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%.

"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. I want you all to know, I’m not giving up… and I can’t wait to see you again!” – Celine xx…"

The 55-year-old singer has been on a break from performing for several years due to persistent muscle spasms, brought on by her condition.

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The spasms are often triggered by noise, which made performing difficult for the star. She has said that the spasms caused by her illness have impacted her everyday life.

Celine explained: "They sometimes cause difficulties when I walk, and it's not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I am used to. "I have a great team of doctors working alongside me to help me get better and I'm working hard with my sports medicine therapist every day to build back my strength and my ability to perform again but I have to admit it's been a struggle."

Her news comes after a further update on her future. Celine has reportedly sold her sprawling Las Vegas home in an affluent private community for a  $30 million.

Celine Dion with her children
Celine Dion with her children

According to The Dirt, she sold it in an off-market deal last month with the buyer listed as private equity investor Chuck Esserman. Little is known about the home due to its private sale, but according to Clark County records, the 31,000-square-foot residence is in the luxury Las Vegas development called The Summit Club.

Celine purchased the home in 2003 shortly after launching her 16-year Vegas residency. The Things report that the grand property includes three large bedrooms, a massive outdoor space with a pool, a private bar, and access to a semi-private golf course.

Celine Dion performs on stage in Paris in 2008.
Celine Dion performs on stage in Paris in 2008.

It is unknown why Celine is choosing to move on, but her ill-health is continues to be a concern for her and her family.

Recently, her sister Claudette Dion spoke to Le Journal de Montreal about the star's illness, and her hopes for Celine being able to one day get back on stage.

Admitting that she hadn't wanted to speak about the illness at first because it was such a difficult subject, Claudette told the publication that she was now ready to open up.

celine dion wearing a white gown
celine dion wearing a white gown

On Celine's Instagram video in December, in which the singer opened up about her health battle, Claudette said: "She has done it with composure. I know she was holding herself back. It wasn’t done in a moment of crisis, with tears, in distress. She simply explained what it was."

On her famous sister's strength, she added: "Rather than crying about her fate, I’m trying to send her positive vibes and to make sure that one day, she’ll be able to get back on stage."

Celine Dion on The Tonight Show
Celine Dion on The Tonight Show

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