Celine Dion reveals her terminal neurological diagnosis in an emotional video

Fighting back tears, Celine Dion shared a video with her fans about being diagnosed with an incurable neurological disease.

Speaking on Instagram, the 54-year-old Canadian said, “You know, I’ve always been an open book. And I wasn’t ready to say anything before – but now I’m ready. I’ve been dealing with health issues for a long time. And it was very difficult for me to face these difficulties and talk about everything that I went through.”

Dion then revealed that she had been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS), explaining that it “affects one in a million people”.

SPS is defined by the Cleveland Clinic as “a rare autoimmune movement disorder that affects the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). People with this disorder first experience stiffness of the trunk muscles, which progresses over time. .stiffness and stiffness in the legs and other muscles in the body.

Celine Dion shared her diagnosis on Instagram. He recorded two videos – one in English and one in French.
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Dion detailed the specific challenges he faced, including mobility issues.

“Although we are still learning about this rare condition, we now know that it is the cause of all my spasms. Unfortunately, these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes when I walk causes difficulties, but I don’t walk. It allows me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I’m used to.”

The mother-of-three shared one pre-recorded video in English and French, explaining to fans that she was focusing on her health and therefore had to postpone the European leg of the tour.

“It saddens me to tell you today that it means I won’t be ready to start my European tour again in February. I have a wonderful team of doctors to help me get back to health and my lovely children. They give me and me hope.”


Celine Dion has said she will have to reschedule her 2023 and 2024 spring shows.

Celine Dion has said she will have to reschedule her 2023 and 2024 spring shows.
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“I’m working hard every day with my sports medicine therapist to get my strength back and my recovery back. But I know it’s been really hard, just singing. It’s what I’ve done my whole life. And it’s the most I’ve ever done. is what you love.”

The five-time Grammy Award winner was at his most emotional when speaking directly to his army of fans.

“I miss you all so much. I miss seeing you all – being on stage, performing for you. I always give 100 percent when I do my shows. But right now my condition doesn’t allow it. For me. To address you again, I right now all I can do is focus on my health. And I hope I’m on the road to recovery. That’s my focus. And I’m doing everything I can to get better. Love and support on my social media “I want to thank you so much for your inspiring wishes of support. It means a lot to me. Take care – stay healthy. I love you so much. And see you I hope to reach you. again, very soon. Thank you.”

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