Celine Dion is delaying her new Las Vegas residency show because of "severe and persistent muscle spasms," she announced Tuesday.
Dion, 53, postponed all of her performances at the Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas from Nov. 5 to Feb. 5, citing “unforeseen medical symptoms” that have prohibited her from participating in rehearsals, according to a news release.
"I'm heartbroken by this," Dion, a Grammy-winning singer, wrote in a statement. "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: "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."
Dion's Courage World Tour is expected to resume March 9, the release said. Ticket holders for the canceled dates will automatically be refunded.