Céline Dion’s sister, Claudette, recently shared an update on the pop star’s health as she continues to grapple with stiff-person syndrome (SPS), a rare neurological disorder causing intense muscle stiffness and spasms.
In a recent interview with 7 Jours, Claudette disclosed that Céline Dion is struggling with a lack of control over her muscles. The rare nature of SPS has led to challenges and uncertainties, with some feeling disheartened due to limited awareness about the condition. Claudette emphasized Céline’s discipline and hard work throughout her career, expressing the family’s collective hope to see her return to the stage.
Despite aspirations for Céline’s comeback, the progression of her illness remains uncertain. Claudette pondered on the possibility of a return, acknowledging the impact of the disorder on vocal cords and the heart, both being muscles. She highlighted the rarity of Dion’s case, with limited research due to its infrequency.
Céline Dion, known for hits like “My Heart Will Go On,” announced her SPS diagnosis in December 2022. In subsequent updates, she revealed the challenges posed by the disorder, leading to the postponement and eventual cancellation of her 2024 Courage World Tour dates in May.
The singer expressed regret and apologized to her fans, emphasizing her commitment to rebuilding strength. Despite the setbacks, she conveyed determination, assuring fans that she is not giving up and looks forward to returning to the stage when ready.
SPS, described by Yale Medicine as an autoimmune and neurological disorder, manifests as rigidity and spasms in the torso and limbs. Dion, experiencing severe and persistent muscle spasms, has maintained a low profile since disclosing her diagnosis. The family continues to navigate the complexities of the rare condition, seeking hope and support for Céline’s journey back to health.