Celine Dion announced Thursday morning that she has been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome, and her shows will be postponed or cancelled.
“I’ve been dealing with my health issues for a long time, and it’s been very difficult for me to face these challenges and talk about everything I’ve been through,” she said in a tearful video. Posted on social media.
And she continued, “I was recently diagnosed with a very rare neurological syndrome, which affects one person out of every million,” explaining that this condition is what caused all she had “convulsions”.
Stiff person syndrome causes stiffness and spasms in the trunk and extremities. According to the Cleveland Clinic. Over time, the leg muscles become stiff followed by other muscles including the arms and face.
The “Power of Love” singer, 54, said the condition made it difficult for her to walk and prevented her from singing the way she used to.
“All I know is to sing,” she said. “It’s what I’ve done my whole life, and it’s what I love to do the most.”
She concluded her video by saying that she would not be ready to resume her European tour in February.
“It’s been a struggle,” she said, adding that she “hopes” to recover with the help of ongoing treatment.
Its spring 2023 shows have been postponed to 2024, and it has canceled eight of its summer 2023 shows.
Dion announced in October 2021 that she had to postpone her Las Vegas residency due to “severe” muscle spasms. Months later, she is She canceled her North American tour And the postponed her European tour.
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