For more than 30 years, singer Celine Dion has shared the magic of her music with us. With her powerful voice and regal stage presence, the Canadian singer has moved audiences with her live performances and recordings of hit songs such as ‘My Heart Will Go On’ and ‘All by Myself’, to name a few. name a few.

Despite her professional success, the Grammy Award winner faced major tragedy in her personal life. In 2016, her husband Rene Angelil died of throat cancer. A few days later, his brother Daniel Dion died of cancer, suffering from a diagnosis similar to that of Angelil. That year, Dion appeared on ABC News to discuss her grief over the deaths of her husband and brother. Referring to Angelil, she shared, “He didn’t die in my arms. But I think he died in my heart. »

On top of that, Dion has had her share of recent health issues. For the past two years, she has canceled and postponed concert dates due to mysterious muscle spasms she was experiencing. In another interview with ABC News, Dion’s sister Claudette Dion offered her perspective. She explained, “She told me that the stage had a steep slope when she performed, which would cause problems with her muscles, legs and feet. As we now know, there is more to the story. The truth about Dion’s health issues has just been revealed, as the singer recently took to social media to share details about her condition…and it’s heartbreaking.

Celine Dion has the rare stiff person syndrome

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 Celine Dion has just shared devastating news about her health in an Instagram post. In a video, she revealed that she has stiff person syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that affects “something like one in a million people” and caused her to have debilitating muscle spasms, she noted. To add to the daily difficulties, the condition also affects his ability to sing and play. She was visibly emotional in the video, revealing, “I’ve had health issues for a long time, and it’s been really hard for me to deal with those challenges and talk about all that I’ve been through. She canceled several of her summer 2023 shows and postponed her spring 2023 shows to 2024. She added that she prioritized her recovery.

Fans took to Twitter to express their utmost support for Dion. One user is clearly supportive of the singer, writing, “I just knew it was serious. Celine, you are my hero. One in a billion. Of course, it had to be something so rare to bring you down. But you have this! Another person tweeted, “Celine Dion is an international treasure. I hope she recovers soon. Many fans are deeply upset by the news, with one user tweeting, “The way I just cried seeing Celine Dion so broken to be human is one of the most heartfelt things I’ve ever seen.” This woman, a true icon, true talent, deserves the fastest recovery methods to help her. »

Celine Dion has canceled show dates several times

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 Unfortunately, Celine Dion has been trying to bounce back for some time. Still, it was a long journey to restore his health. In October 2021, TMZ reported that the star was postponing her November show in Las Vegas due to incessant muscle spasms that kept her from rehearsing. Dion remarked that she was “heartbroken” as she felt she was disappointing fans. She revealed, “I want to get over this thing as soon as possible. »

Then in January 2022, the singer revealed that she was canceling the March and April North American dates of her Courage World Tour due to her spasms, according to her website. She said: “I was really hoping I would be ready to go now, but I guess I just have to be more patient and follow the diet prescribed by my doctors. However, it didn’t stop there. In April 2022, Dion announced that she was moving her European concert dates from 2022 to 2023. A statement on her website offered some hope, revealing, “I’m doing a little better…but I’m still spasming.” She commented on the impact of her condition on her ability to perform, continuing, “I need to be in top shape when I’m on stage. Honestly I can’t wait, but I’m not there yet… I’m doing my best to get back to the level I need to be to be able to give 100% to my shows because that’s what you deserve. »