Céline Dion reveals Stiff Person Syndrome diagnosis.
Céline Dion broke her silence regarding her health in an emotional video that she posted to Instagram on Thursday. She said that she would be forced to cancel and postpone a number of future performance dates due to her condition.
Céline Dion made the announcement that she has been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome on Thursday morning. Stiff Person Syndrome is an extremely uncommon and incurable neurological disorder that may result in incapacitating muscular spasms.
The Canadian singer broke down in tears as she explained in a video that she would have to postpone or cancel a number of planned performance dates due to her health situation. The video was uploaded to her Instagram account in both English and French.
“I’ve been dealing with problems with my health for a long time, and it’s been really difficult for me to face these challenges and to talk about everything that I’ve been going through,” Dion, 54, wrote in the caption of the post. “It’s been really difficult for me to face these challenges and to talk about everything that I’ve been going through.” “I’m sorry to have to break the news to you, but I won’t be able to resume my tour in Europe in February,” the singer said.
“Recently, I’ve been diagnosed with a very uncommon neurological disorder called Stiff Person Syndrome, which affects something like one in every million people,” she stated in her video. “Stiff Person Syndrome impacts something like one in every million people.” “While we are still learning about this unique ailment, we now know that this is what has been causing all of the spasms that I’ve been experiencing,” she said. “[T]hese are the reasons why I’ve been having them.”
According to the Stiff Person Syndrome Foundation, the disorder is characterized by symptoms that manifest in the central nervous system, most especially the brain and spinal cord. “Patients can be disabled, wheelchair bound or bed-ridden, unable to work and care for themselves,” they say. They go on to say that the neurological disease with autoimmune features can include symptoms such as “hyper-rigidity, debilitating pain, chronic anxiety,” and muscle spasms “so violent they can dislocate joints and even break bones.”
Dion proceeded by saying, “Unfortunately, these spasms influence every area of my day-to-day existence.” “This may sometimes make it difficult for me to walk, and it prevents me from making full use of my vocal chords when I sing,” the patient said.
Dion, who is the mother of three kids with her late husband René Angélil, went on to say that she has “a superb team of specialists working with me to help me get well.” René-Charles, who is 21 years old, and twins Nelson and Eddy, who are 11 years old, are Dion’s children.
“And my darling children who are supporting me and giving me hope,” she continued. “And my children are my greatest blessing.”
Due to the severity of her health, eight of Dion’s previously planned gigs for the summer of 2023, which were to take place between May 31 and July 17, 2023, have been completely scrapped. The events that were originally set for the spring of 2023 have been rescheduled for 2024.
However, the performer who has won five Grammys has said that she is not given up hope of returning to the stage in the near future. “Singing is the only thing I’ve ever known,” she stated. “This has been my occupation for the whole of my life. And it’s the thing that I look forward to doing the most.”
Dion said, “I’m working very hard with my sports medicine therapist every day to get back my strength and my ability to perform.” “However, I will freely acknowledge that it has been a challenge.”
While she was expressing her love for her audience, the singer of “My Heart Will Go On” grew even more overcome with emotion. “I think about you all the time. I want to catch up with everyone of you. Being on the stage during the event. Putting up a show for you. My concerts are usually done with a hundred percent effort on my part, but unfortunately, the state of my health does not let me to provide that to you right now.”
In light of the challenging circumstances, she made the statement that “for me to reach you again, I have no alternative but to focus on my health at this point.” “In addition, I have reason to believe that I am making progress toward my rehabilitation. This is the main issue on my mind, and I’m working as hard as I can to become better. I am writing this message to express my gratitude for the kind words of love and support that you have shared on my social media platforms. This is really important to me.”
“Take care of yourself and each other. Be well. I adore each and every one of you, and I really hope that our paths will cross again very soon “She cried as she came to the conclusion. “Thank you.”
According to what we know now, Dion first called off her tour because of the pandemic, and then she did so again in January because of health concerns related to this disease. She sent her loyal following an update in April, informing them that her tour plans for 2022 will be pushed back to 2023.
In April, she announced through a video post that she was “doing my very best to get back to the level that I need to be so that I can give 100% at my shows because that’s what you deserve.” “I’m doing my very best to get back to the level that I need to be so that I can give 100% at my shows because that’s
On her official website, you can find more details on the rescheduled dates for her European tour.