VIDEO: Celine Dion reveals she has rare neurological disorder, postpones shows - GulfToday

VIDEO: Celine Dion reveals she has rare neurological disorder, postpones shows


Celine Dion performs on stage at AccorHotels Arena concert hall in Paris. File/ AFP

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Grammy winning Canadian singer Celine Dion revealed to her fans and media that she has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called Stiff-Person Syndrome on Thursday.

The rare disorder causes muscle spasms and has led her to postpone some European shows.

The 54-year-old singer shared a video on Instagram explaining that her "Courage World Tour" has been rescheduled from spring 2023 to 2024.

The Stiff-Person Syndrome causes muscle rigidity and increased sensitivity to sound, contact and emotional stimuli which can catalyze muscle spasms.

Dion's muscle spasms led her to delay her Las Vegas residency in October 2021.

The Canadian singer didn't publicly share a diagnosis till now.

"While we're still learning about this rare condition, we now know this is what's been causing all of the spasms that I've been having," she revealed.

"Unfortunately, these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I'm used to.”

The "My Heart Will Go On" singer stated that even as she misses her fans, her health is her focus now.
"I'm working hard with my sports therapist each day to regain strength and ability to perform," she said.
"But I must admit it has been a struggle.

"All I know is singing," the Grammy winner said.

An emotional Dion thanked her fans for the support.

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