Celine Dion's Sister Reveals Her Struggle with Stiff-Person Syndrome
Celine Dion's sister, Claudette Dion, shares that the singer has lost control of her muscles due to her Stiff-Person Syndrome, a neurological disorder.
Celine Dion's Battle with Stiff-Person Syndrome
Celine Dion's sister, Claudette Dion, has revealed that the singer is facing a difficult battle with Stiff-Person Syndrome. This progressive neurological disorder affects both the brain and the spinal cord, causing a loss of muscle control. It has greatly impacted Celine's ability to walk and sing, leading to the cancellation of her live performances and tours.
In an interview with French magazine 7 Jours, Claudette expressed her heartbreak over Celine's situation. She emphasized that Celine has always been disciplined and hardworking, but her muscles are now beyond her control. This devastating condition has halted her career and affected every aspect of her life.
Unfortunately, there is limited research on Stiff-Person Syndrome, leaving Celine with little support. Her vocal cords and heart, both muscles, are affected by the disorder. Despite this, Celine remains hopeful that she will be able to return to the stage.
Recent Sightings and Speculations
Although Celine has largely stayed out of the public eye for the past three years, she was recently spotted attending Katy Perry's Las Vegas residency at the Resorts World Theatre. This raised hopes among fans and industry officials that she might be able to resume her own residency at the same venue.
Entertainment columnist John Katsilometes witnessed Celine's attendance at the concert and reported that she was seen dancing throughout the show. This further boosted confidence in her potential comeback. Representatives from AEG, the organization behind her residency, have expressed optimism about her return to the stage.
However, Claudette's account of Celine's health contradicts these witness statements and the footage and photos from these events. It remains unclear when or if Celine will be able to resume her performances.
Celine's Brave Announcement and Tour Postponement
Last December, Celine shared a video message on Instagram in which she revealed her diagnosis and the impact it had on her daily life. The spasms caused by Stiff-Person Syndrome affected her ability to walk and sing, making it impossible to proceed with her 'Courage' tour. The tour had been postponed multiple times and was set to begin earlier this year.
Celine's postponements and struggle with Stiff-Person Syndrome have left fans and industry insiders eagerly awaiting her return to the stage. However, the uncertainty regarding her health and the limited research on her condition have made it difficult to determine when or if she will be able to perform again.