Celine Dion reveals rare neurological disorder, cancels shows

9/12/2022 3:22:00 PM

WATCH: #CelineDion on Thursday (Dec 8) revealed that she is suffering from a rare neurological disorder. What is Stiff-Person Syndrome?

WATCH: CelineDion on Thursday (Dec 8) revealed that she is suffering from a rare neurological disorder. What is Stiff-Person Syndrome?

OTTAWA — Pop diva Celine Dion on Thursday (Dec 8) tearfully revealed that she is suffering from Stiff-Person Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that is affecting her singing, and said she would have to cancel or postpone a series of European shows.

In a five-minute video posted on Instagram in French and English, a clearly emotional Dion said she had been dealing with the health problems"for a long time.Celine Dion has been forced to reschedule dates across her European tour after being diagnosed with an incurable neurological condition.LinkedIn Canadian singer Celine Dion said she has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called Stiff-Person Syndrome that causes muscle spasms and has led her to postpone some European shows.December 09, 2022 published at 1:12 AM Canadian singer Celine Dion said she has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called Stiff-Person Syndrome that causes muscle spasms and has led her to postpone some European shows.

" "Recently I have been diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder called Stiff-Person Syndrome which affects something like one in a million people," the Canadian hitmaker said.It has been causing spasms that"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," she said.“As you know, I’ve always been an open book and I wasn’t ready to say anything before, but I am ready now,” Dion began, addressing the camera directly."It hurts me to tell you today this means I won't be ready to restart my tour in Europe in February.Dion's muscle spasms led her to postpone her Las Vegas residency in October 2021." Dion, who is 54, said she was supported by her children and a team of doctors working every day to improve her condition, but added:"I have to admit, it's been a struggle.” The 54-year-old explained that she’d “recently” been diagnosed with “a very rare neurological disorder called Stiff Person Syndrome, which affects around one in a million people”." TITANIC FAME Dion rose from small-town Quebec to worldwide fame in the 1990s with hits such as"My Heart Will Go On" — the theme to James Cameron's Oscar-winning film"Titanic" — and"The Power of Love", and has continued to sell out huge stadiums around the world.However, the star hasn’t publicly shared a diagnosis until now.

That success was parlayed into a regular gig at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, where she had multiple long residencies.” Dion explained that the condition affects her ability to perform and sing, as well as to carry out normal activities."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.She first mentioned the spasms when she delayed her European tour earlier this year.Stiff-Person Syndrome (SPS) causes muscle stiffness as well as spasms, normally between the ages of 30 to 60.The singer has cancelled eight of her summer shows scheduled for 2023 and rescheduled her Spring 2023 shows to 2024.The symptoms can remain stable in some cases, but get progressively worse in others."But I have to admit it's been a struggle.According to the United States (US) National Institutes of Health, it affects twice as many women as men.“[The] tour hasn’t been cancelled, but postponed until 2024.ALSO READ: “But I have to admit it’s been a struggle.

If left untreated, SPS can potentially lead to difficulty walking and significantly impact a person's ability to perform routine daily tasks.Although the exact cause of this syndrome is unknown, it is believed to be an autoimmune disease and sometimes occurs with other autoimmune diseases.This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.While Dion's spring 2023 shows will be rescheduled for the following year, eight summer 2023 shows have been canceled.'ALL I KNOW IS SINGING' "All I know is singing, it's what I've done all my life and it's what I love to do the most," said Dion, breaking into tears."I miss seeing all of you, being on the stage, performing for you.However, Dion assured fans that she has a “great team of doctors” working hard to help her get better, but admitted it has been a “struggle”." Her spring dates in Europe, which were due to begin in the Czech Republic in February, have been postponed to 2024, while eight of her summer shows have been cancelled entirely.

A number of performances between late August and October have not been changed.It’s what I’ve done all my life and it’s what I love to do the most,” she said.The"Courage World Tour" began in 2019, and Dion had completed 52 shows before the Covid-19 pandemic put the remainder on hold.She later cancelled the North American section of the tour due to her health problems.I always give 100 per cent when I do my shows but my condition is not allowing me to give that to you right now”.It was to be the Grammy winner's first global concert tour in a decade and the first without her husband-manager Rene Angelil, who died from cancer in 2016.The showbiz community voiced support for Dion on Instagram, with fellow singer Gwen Stefani, fashion designer Donatella Versace and actress Kate Hudson among tens of thousands leaving well wishes.“I love you guys so much and I really hope I can see you again real soon.

Dion sounded a note of optimism at the end of her video message."I have hope that I'm on the road to recovery.It transpires that these cancellations were also related to the condition.This is my focus," she said.AFP Related topics.

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Celine Dion reveals she has rare neurological disorder, postpones showsCanadian singer Celine Dion said she has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called Stiff-Person Syndrome that causes muscle spasms and has led her to postpone some European shows.The 54-year-old posted a video to Instagram on Thursday revealing the diagnosis and explaining that her 'Courage Prayers and love! Till the end! You go girlfriend!

Celine Dion reveals she has rare neurological disorder, postpones showsLONDON - Canadian singer Celine Dion said she has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called Stiff-Person Syndrome that causes muscle spasms and has led her to postpone some European shows. The 54-year-old posted a video to Instagram on Thursday revealing the diagnosis and explaining that her Courage World Tour has been rescheduled from spring 2023 to 2024. Stiff-Person...

Celine Dion has rare neurological disorder, postpones showsLONDON - Canadian singer Celine Dion said she has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called Stiff-Person Syndrome that causes muscle spasms and has led her to postpone some European shows. The 54-year-old posted a video to Instagram on Thursday revealing the...

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