Claudette Dion, sister of Power of Love singer Céline Dion, has provided an update on the singer’s health. Stiff person syndrome was the cause of the diva’s unfortunate cancellation of her world tour.
Claudette revealed that Céline, 55, is being looked after by their sister Linda and working closely with experts in the field to treat the uncommon disease.
According to Claudette, “We can’t find any medicine that works, but having hope is important.” Given that Céline frequently goes above and above during performances, always striving for greatness, she emphasised the necessity for rest for Céline.
Your body and your heart are eventually trying to tell you something, she continued. You should pay attention to it.
One in a million persons have stiff person syndrome, a rare neurological condition that causes uncontrollable muscle spasms.
Céline has been actively collaborating with top experts in the field of this illness, and her family is hopeful that one day she will find a rehabilitation strategy that would enable her to perform again on stage. She is disciplined in every aspect of her life, and [performing] comes naturally to her, Claudette continued.
When speaking with Céline directly is not possible, Claudette has claimed that she receives health updates from their other sister, Linda, who is currently sharing Céline’s home in Las Vegas.
Céline announced the cancellation of her Courage World Tour in an Instagram post, writing: “It is with tremendous disappointment that we have to announce today the cancellation of the Courage World Tour.”
I’m very sorry to let you all down again, she continued. Even when you’re 100% healthy, touring can be really challenging, so I’m working extremely hard to regain my strength. Even though it pains me, it’s best if we postpone the performances until I’m truly prepared to return to the stage again. It wouldn’t be fair to you to keep doing so.
“I want you all to know, I’m not giving up,” the singer concluded. and I’m eager to see you once more.
Although there is no known treatment for stiff person syndrome, Céline is actively managing her symptoms, working with a medical team, and staying committed to her wellbeing.
The diagnosis “came as a shock, but she’s lost none of her fighting spirit and is comforted that at least she knows exactly what she’s dealing with now,” a source close to the celebrity told US Weekly. She can get some relief from the discomfort by undergoing therapies designed specifically for her illness.
In this difficult moment, we are sending Céline Dion our love and prayers.