Canadian singer Celine Dion has opened up on her battle with Stiff Person Syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes one’s muscles to tense uncontrollably.
The 54-year-old made the announcement in a video on her Instagram page on Thursday, where she disclosed that her 2023 shows had been moved to 2024.
The singer said, “Hello everyone, I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to reach out to you. I miss you all so much and can’t wait to be on stage talking to you in person.
“As you know, I’ve always been an open book, and I wasn’t ready to say anything before, but I m ready now.
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“I’ve been dealing with problems with my health for a long time and it’s been really difficult for me to face my challenges and to talk about everything that I’ve been going through.
“Recently, I’ve been diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder called the stiff person syndrome, which affects 1 in a million people.
“While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know this is what’s been causing all the spasms I’ve been having.”
The caption of the video read, “Celine Dion reschedules Spring 2023 shows to 2024,and cancels eight of her summer 2023 shows.”
Celine Dion Biography
Celine Marie Claudette Dion was born on March 30, 1968, in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada. The youngest of 14 children of Adhemar and Therese Dion, she grew up in a close-knit musical family. Her parents formed a singing group, Dion’s Family, and they toured Canada when Dion was still an infant.
Who Is Celine Dion?
Singer Celine Dion, a success from a young age, had nine French albums released by the time she was 18 and had won several prizes. In 1990, she released Unison, her debut English-language album. When Dion released the soundtrack to Disney’s popular animated film Beauty and the Beast, she truly became a pop music superstar. She went on to record several hits, including four No. 1’s: “The Power of Love,” “Because You Loved Me,” “My Heart Will Go On” and “I’m Your Angel.”