Canadian pop diva Celine Dion has postponed her two concerts in Israel, originally scheduled for this summer, until June 2021 due to the coronavirus epidemic.
The singer was set to perform two concerts at Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park on August 4 and 5 but had to postpose as COVID-19 restrictions on massive gatherings are not expected to be lifted in the coming months.
The shows next year will take place on June 19 and 20 at Tel Aviv's Bloomfield Stadium, the organizers confirmed on Wednesday.
All those who purchased tickets for the shows in August will receive new admission certificates via e-mail on Monday. Tickets purchased for August 4, 2020, will be valid for June 19, 2021, and tickets purchased for August 5, will be valid for June 20, 2021.
"I was really hoping to get back on stage this year, but... health is more important than anything," Dion said in a statement.
"The whole world is going through a difficult period with the virus. I know that we will eventually recover and make up for lost time. I miss the concerts and I can't wait to sing for you. Take care of yourself," she added.
The "My Heart Will Go On" singer is not the first artist to postpone a show in Israel in the past few weeks.
American rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers, who were set to perform in Israel in June, last months pushed back their much-anticipated concert a year over COVID-19 fears.
The legendary band was in November booked to perform at Tel Aviv's HaYarkon Park on June 10 this summer.