Celine Dion’s sister reveals singer has lost control of muscles due to her stiff-person syndrome

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Celine Dion Signs Autographs in Paris
Singer Celine Dion greets fans and signs autographs in Paris, France on November 24th, 2012. (Photo by Fame/Flynet)

When we think of Celine Dion, we envision her powerhouse vocals and captivating performances that have touched the hearts of millions. But behind the scenes, the music legend has been facing a rare and debilitating condition that has forever changed her life.

In a recent interview with 7 Jours, Celine's sister Claudette shed light on the progression of her condition. Stiff-Person Syndrome (SPS), a neurological disorder that causes muscle stiffness and uncontrollable spasms, has taken its toll on the star. Claudette emphasized the scarcity of information surrounding SPS due to its rarity. “She's a fighter,” Claudette revealed, “but she's battling against her own muscles.”

Celine bravely disclosed her diagnosis in 2022, over a year after putting her Las Vegas residency on hold to prioritize her health. In an emotional video, she shared the extent to which the spasms have impacted her daily life, affecting everything from her ability to walk to her vocal cords. It's a battle that she faces head-on, with every aspect of her life affected. Yet, Celine's unwavering spirit remains intact.

Schiaparelli : Front Row - Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019/2020
Celine Dion attends the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 01, 2019 in Paris, France.

Earlier this year, Claudette shared that Celine has sought specialized care while residing with their sister Linda. Despite the challenges, Celine continues to find moments of joy. Just a few months ago, she was spotted cheering on her favorite hockey team, meeting the Montreal Canadiens' coach, and even attending Katy Perry's unforgettable Las Vegas residency show.

But don't count Celine out just yet! Claudette revealed that the dream of returning to the stage still burns bright for both Celine and her fans. “We dream of her triumphant return,” Claudette exclaimed. Though the road ahead remains uncertain, the heart and vocal cords, both muscles, hold the promise of a future performance.


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