Is Celine Dion OK? Singer delays Las Vegas concerts due to ‘severe muscle spasms’
Celine Dion said that she was 'heartbroken' that her 'unforeseen medical symptoms' were not allowing her to perform on stage
Celine Dion, who has been performing at her Las Vegas residency shows since 2011, has decided to put a brake on them for a while as she is currently facing a few medical issues. The Canadian R&B icon has delayed her new residency shows over “severe and persistent muscle spasms”. She made the official announcement for the same via her Instagram account.
The ‘My Heart Will Go On’ hitmaker said that she was “heartbroken” that her “unforeseen medical symptoms” were not allowing her to perform on stage. Celine Dion was scheduled to perform from November 5 to November 21, 2021, followed by another schedule from January 19 to February 5, 2022. The singer reportedly is planning to hit back in January. The award-winning crooner last canceled her performances in 2018 after she had to undergo ear surgery. Speaking of Las Vegas residency, singers like Britney Spears, Elton John, and Lady Gaga are some of the top artists who have hosted shows in Sin City.
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What happened to Celine Dion?
In a detailed Instagram post, Celine Dion revealed that she was feeling bad about letting people down. The singer shared that she was experiencing severe muscle spasms which made her cancel the upcoming shows. “I’m heartbroken by this. My team and I have been working on our new show for the past eight months, and to not be able to open this November saddens me beyond words.” She continued My partners at Resorts World Las Vegas and AEG have been working around the clock to get this brand-new state-of-the-art theatre ready, and it's absolutely beautiful.”
Dion added, “I feel so bad that I'm letting them down, and I’m especially sorry for disappointing all the fans who’ve been making their plans to come to Las Vegas. Now, I have to focus on getting better… I want to get through this as soon as I can. - Celine xx.” According to her official website, the canceled dates have not yet been rescheduled, however, the website states that her upcoming “Courage World Tour” is still scheduled to resume beginning March 9, 2022.
Will the fans get their refund?
The official website of Celine Dion states, “Tickets purchased with a credit card through our authorized ticketing outlets at axs.com or Resorts World Las Vegas will be refunded automatically to the credit card used for purchase. Please allow up to 30 days for this refund to reflect with the financial institution.”
Shedding light on Dion delaying shows, Scott Sibella, President of Resorts World Las Vegas said, “If there’s anything these trying times have taught us, it’s that nothing is more important than your wellbeing. While we are eager to debut the theatre, we support Celine in what we know was an incredibly difficult decision to delay her shows. On behalf of the entire Resorts World Las Vegas family, we wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming her to her new home when she feels ready and able to perform again.”
‘This is beyond disappointing’, says Twitter
Social media users were quick to react to Dion delaying her shows. “Maybe you've got a magnesium deficiency, as the main symptom of a magnesium deficiency are muscle cramps. You need to eat more/better (biological) food or take a magnesium supplement”, said one user as another shared, “Vaccines side effects maybe..” The next one tweeted, “This is beyond disappointing! Courage tour postponed twice and have tickets to the first two shows of the residency. We'll just have to deal with it. Hopefully she gets feeling better.”
One concerned fan said, “I hope she’s okay but this is a bummer. i’ll shoot you the refund when it comes through for me.” Whereas, another posted, “Celine, your health is your no. 1 priority. Your shows can always be rescheduled or performed again soon, but there’s only one U! Your sons’ needs you. Focus on your health. Take care of yourself.” Meanwhile, one concluded, “Get better Celine, we need you again on stage, hoping those muscle spasms resolve soon.”
Maybe you've got a magnesium deficiency, as the main symptom of a magnesium deficiency are muscle cramps. You need to eat more/better (biological) food or take a magnesium supplement.— Saskia Lit (@Litsas) October 19, 2021
Vaccines side effects maybe..— Raymond Arcand (@arcandraymond) October 19, 2021
This is beyond disappointing! Courage tour postponed twice and have tickets to the first two shows of the residency. We'll just have to deal with it. Hopefully she gets feeling better. 😭— Shon (@lvceline) October 19, 2021
😭😭😭 @AmariHemmings …. i hope she’s okay but this is a bummer. i’ll shoot you the refund when it comes through for me— Groovy Woo (@shomawoo18) October 19, 2021
Celine, your health is your no. 1 priority. Your shows can always be rescheduled or performed again soon, but there’s only one U! Your sons’ needs you. Focus on your health. Take care of yourself. 🙏🏽💛— 🌈 Dara ❤️🧡💜 🌈 (@Amina110979) October 19, 2021
Get better Celine, we need you again on stage, hoping those muscle spasms resolve soon.— Camilo A. GonzálezMD (@Camilogonzar) October 19, 2021