A year following Celine Dion’s acknowledgment of her diagnosis with stiff-person syndrome, her sister provides an update on the acclaimed singer’s health.
Speaking to 7 Jours, Claudette Dion revealed that Celine is grappling with loss of muscle control, a symptom of the condition. Expressing concern over the unfamiliarity surrounding the disease, Claudette highlighted Celine’s disciplined work ethic and the uncertainty regarding her return to performing.
Despite the family’s hope for her comeback, the extent of Celine’s future stage appearances remains uncertain. Claudette stressed the importance of muscles in singing and pondered the possibility of her sister’s return to the limelight.
Celine’s representative did not respond to HuffPost’s request for comment, leaving the singer’s future endeavors in question.
Stiff-person syndrome, as defined by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, is a rare and progressive neurological disorder causing muscle spasms. Its impact can be severe, leading to a posture that impedes movement entirely.
With no known cure, the disorder affects one in a million individuals, more commonly women than men.
Celine initially disclosed her diagnosis through social media, leading to the rescheduling and eventual cancellation of concerts due to health concerns. Her recent public appearance at an NHL game in Las Vegas with her sons showcased her positive spirit after maintaining a low profile following her diagnosis.
Despite the challenges, Celine Dion remains resilient, as seen in her upbeat attitude at the hockey game, marking a memorable return to the public eye alongside her children.