Celine Dion reported on her social networks that she will leave the stage for a while due to a rare neurological disorder that has just been diagnosed. The singer said with tears in her eyes that this syndrome does not allow her to “sing as I am used to.”
The 54-year-old star revealed that he suffers from the stiff person syndromea, which affects “something like one in a million people”.
“While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know that this is what’s been causing all the spasms I’ve been having,” Dion said on her Instagram account.
According to the interpreter of My Heart Will Go Onmuscle spasms affect all aspects of her daily life and do not allow her to use her vocal cords as she would like.
What is the rigid person syndrome that affects Celine Dion?
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Cerebrovascular Accidents, this condition is a “rare and progressive syndrome that affects the nervous system, specifically the brain and spinal cord.”
- extreme muscle stiffness
- Painful spasms in the trunk and extremities
- limitation of mobility
- Increased sensitivity to noise and touch
- Abnormal postures such as slouching over yourself
The body specifies that most of the time the symptoms begin between the ages of 30 and 60 and that the treatments “will improve the symptoms… but will not cure the disorder.”
“I am working hard with my sports medicine therapist every day to get my strength back and my ability to perform again,” Celine Dion said. “But I have to admit, it’s been a struggle.”
What will happen to the singer’s shows?
The Grammy winner said: “I miss seeing you all, being on stage, performing for you. I always give 100% when I do my shows, but my condition doesn’t allow me to give you that right now.”
Dion’s spring 2023 concerts have been rescheduled for 2024, and next year’s summer eight will be cancelled.
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