Celine Dion has been diagnosed with an incurable neurological disease that drives her into a state of ‘human statues’: the Canadian pop star revealed that she is living with a 1 in a million-condition called ‘Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS).
Recently, it was discovered that the emotionally volatile singer, Celine Dion suffers from Stiff Person Syndrome which makes the muscles tense involuntary.
In this rare disease the bodies of sufferers become rigid, sometimes they get too disabled to move or speak and become ‘human statues’.
Currently, there is no cure for SPS, but it’s progression can be slow down by treatments as there are some treatments available for it. According to Celine she does everything for minimizing her symptoms.
She expressed: ‘Hello everyone, im sorry it’s taken me so long to reach out to you. I miss you all so much and can’t wait to be on stage talking to you in person.
‘As you know I’ve always been an open book and I wasn’t ready to say anything before but im ready now.
‘I’ve been dealing with problems with my health for a long time and its been really difficult for me to face my challenges and to talk about everything that I’ve been going through.
‘Recently I’ve been diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder called the stiff person syndrome which affects 1 in a million people
‘While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know this is what’s been causing all the spasms I’ve been having.’
She also explained that her condition has not only made her daily life difficult, but also affected her abilities to walk and vocalize properly.
‘It hurts me to tell you today that this means I won’t be ready to restart my tour in Europe in February.
‘I have a great team of doctors working alongside me to help me get better and my precious children who are supporting me and giving me help.
‘I’m working hard with my sports medicine therapist every day to build bac my strength and my ability to perform again but I have to admit it’s been a struggle.
‘All I know is singing it’s what I’ve done all my life and its what I love to do the most.
‘I miss you so much. I miss seeing all of you being on the stage performing for you.
‘I always give 100 percent when I do my show but my condition is now allowing me to give you that right now.
‘For me to reach you again I have no choice but to concentrate on my health at this moment and I have hope that im on the road to recovery.
‘This is my focus and I’m doing everything I can to recuperate.
‘I want to thank you so much for your wishes and love and support on my social media. This means a lot to me.
‘Take care of yourselves. Be well. I love you guys so much and I really hope I can see you again real soon.’
Celine recently made an announcement on her website in which she shared that she went through a treatment for severe and persistent muscle spasms, due to this she couldn’t perform and now the superstar singer needs more time to recover than she expected.
As her condition is not allowing her to travel, Celine has cancelled many shows on her North American tour in January. It came almost three months later when she cancelled her Las Vegas residency due to her health issues. After the great success of her iconic residence in Las Vegas, Celine has earned the title of, ‘Queen Of Las Vegas.’
‘Her medical team continues to evaluate and treat the condition.’
Celine added: ‘I was really hoping that I’d be good to go by now, but I suppose I just have to be more patient and follow the regimen that my doctors are prescribing.
‘There’s a lot of organizing and preparation that goes into our shows, and so we have to make decisions today which will affect the plans two months down the road. I’ll be so glad to get back to full health, as well as all of us getting past this pandemic, and I can’t wait to be back on stage again.’
‘Meanwhile, I’ve been very touched by all the words of encouragement that everyone’s been sending to me on social media. I feel your love and support and it means the world to me.’