Céline Dion reveals diagnosis of rare neurological disorder

The 54-year-old singer is rescheduling tour due to stiff person syndrome, which causes her difficulties singing and moving

On the evening of October 30, Dion watched the match between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Montreal Canadiens at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. At the end of the game, she and her three children went into the Montreal Canadiens players’ dressing room and took pictures with them.

Her first public appearance in nearly four years, since her Courage World Tour in early 2020.

On Instagram today, January 11, the vice president of communications for the Montreal Canadiens posted a photo with Dion and wrote: “This was an interesting visit. Thank you Celine Dion for your flower launcher. The whole team is very happy to be able to visit.” meet you and your family”. Years ago, she watched the tournament with her late husband Rene Angelil and children at T-Mobile Arena.

Currently, Celine Dion has to cancel all activities this year, and her tour in 2024 will also be postponed indefinitely. According to People’s source, the singer is trying to recover her health: “Dion is doing everything she can to perform. She has not given up, hoping to control all problems related to her health.” sick to sing again”.

This disease makes Celine Dion feel like she is imprisoned in her own body, and “may never be able to sing again”. The singer’s sister – Claudette Dion – once said that her treatment had not progressed because she could not find any effective medicine, even though they were working with leading experts. The singer and his family did not give up hope, believing things would get better. Claudette and Linda – Celine’s other sister – have moved to the singer’s house in Las Vegas, USA to take care of her health.

In December 2022, Dion first announced that she had SPS syndrome – a very rare autoimmune movement disorder that affects the central nervous system (brain or spinal cord). The disease causes spasms, disrupting daily life, making it difficult for Dion to walk.

She also had her vocal cords affected, unable to sing like before. According to the singer, this syndrome has a rate of only 1/1,000,000 people.

The singer once cried when talking about missing the audience in the video announcing his illness.

Dion first spoke about her SPS symptoms in October 2021, when she postponed the start of her Las Vegas residency due to what she described as “severe and persistent” muscle spasms. “My team and I have been working on our new show for the past eight months and not being able to open this November makes me sad beyond words.”