Celine Dion, the renowned Canadian singer at 55, is said to have lost command over her muscles, as per her 75-year-old sister Claudette. In December of the previous year, Dion called off her global tour, revealing she is grappling with a neurological condition identified as stiff person syndrome.
Now her older sister has suggested that it may be a while before Celine returns to the stage.
Celine Dion’s progressive and incurable condition, stiff person syndrome, results in the body attacking its own nerve cells and severely hampers mobility. Claudette, her sister, shared with 7 Jours that Celine, despite her diligent efforts, lacks control over her muscles.
Claudette expressed the heartbreaking aspect of Celine’s disciplined nature being impacted. Both sisters aspire for Celine’s return to the stage, although the manner remains uncertain. Claudette emphasized the rarity of the condition, with limited research conducted due to its infrequency, affecting only one in a million cases.
Celine’s family charity, Fondation Maman Dion, has been inundated with messages of support for the star.
Claudette mentioned that due to the relative obscurity of the illness, some individuals have become disheartened. She highlighted the numerous calls the Foundation receives concerning Celine, with people expressing love, prayers, and sending various tokens of support. Claudette, who has collaborated with leading researchers, disclosed that Celine has experienced minimal health improvement.
Despite the challenges in finding effective medication, she emphasized the significance of maintaining hope.