Singer Grapples with Loss of Muscle Control in Battle Against Rare Neurological Disorder.
Renowned singer Celine Dion, 55, faces a challenging progression in her battle against stiff-person syndrome, a rare neurological disorder, as shared by her sister Claudette Dion.
Claudette revealed that Celine has lost control over certain body movements, stating, “She doesn’t have control over her muscles.” The singer, known for her discipline and hard work, is now navigating the impact of the disorder on her ability to control muscle movements. Claudette expressed the heartbreak of witnessing Celine’s struggles, emphasizing the singer’s determination and the shared goal of returning to the stage, though the capacity remains uncertain.
A devastating update on Celine Dion's debilitating battle with Stiff-Person Syndrome. 💔
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Celine Dion disclosed her diagnosis of stiff-person syndrome a year ago, and the disorder has now led to difficulties in managing muscle control. In May, she canceled her Courage World Tour due to the challenges posed by the disorder, characterized by painful muscle spasms and stiffness.
In an Instagram post in May, Celine expressed her regret over disappointing her fans and explained the difficulties of touring amidst her health struggles. The singer is currently under the care of doctors specializing in stiff-person syndrome in the Las Vegas area.
Despite the health challenges, Celine recently spent quality time with her 22-year-old son René-Charles and 13-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy, attending a hockey game on October 30. The family enjoyed a night out watching the Montreal Canadiens face the Vegas Golden Knights.
Fans and well-wishers continue to support Celine Dion as she confronts the complexities of stiff-person syndrome, and updates on her health will be provided as available.