Celine Dion revealed that he was diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, a rare and incurable neurological condition that causes the muscles to gradually stiffen. As a result, Dione has canceled or postponed his upcoming tour dates.
“I’ve been dealing with problems with my health for a long time, and it’s very difficult for me to face these challenges and talk about everything I’ve been through,” said Dion in an Instagram video released on Thursday. “Recently, I was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease called stiff-person syndrome.”
“While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we already know it’s the cause of all the spasms I’ve been experiencing,” Dion explained. “Unfortunately, these spasms affect every part of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulties in my walking and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I used to.”
While there is no known cure, stiff-person syndrome can be managed with medication, and Dion said she has a “great team of doctors working with me to help me get better.”
As she focuses on her recovery, Dion has canceled her upcoming concerts scheduled between May and July 2023, while shows scheduled between February and April 2023 have been rescheduled to 2024. You can find more information at Dion’s website.