Per an update from her sister, Claudette Dion, Celine Dion “no longer has control over her muscles.”
Celine’s now 75-year sibling shared the health update on the superstar singer’s battle with a rare neurological disorder called Stiff-Person Syndrome, stating:
“She’s working hard, but she doesn’t have control over her muscles. What breaks my heart is that she’s always been disciplined.” “She’s always worked hard. Our mother always told her, ‘You’re going to do it well, you’re going to do it properly.'” “It’s true that in both our dreams and hers, the goal is to return to the stage. In what capacity? I don’t know.”
Stiff-Person Syndrome is a progressive and is currently an incurable condition which severely impacts mobility. “The vocal cords are muscles, and the heart is also a muscle. This is what comes to get me,” explained Claudette. “Because it’s (a) 1 out of a million case, the scientists haven’t done that much research because it didn’t affect that many people.”
The older sister also noted that Celine (now 55) has received a huge amount of support since announcing her diagnosis in December 2022.
“Some people have lost hope because it’s an illness that isn’t well known. If only you knew the number of phone calls the Foundation (Fondation Maman Dion) gets about Celine!” she said. “People tell us they love her and they’re praying for her. She gets so many messages, presents and blessed crucifixes.”
Because of her medical condition, the Canadian-born chanteuse was forced to cancel her world tour and made her first public appearance in three and half years when she attended a hockey game in Las Vegas last month.