Canadian singer Celine Dion recently provided an update on her health and announced that she will be rescheduling some of her tour dates to 2024. In an emotional video shared on her official Instagram page, Dion disclosed that she suffers from a rare neurological disorder called stiff-person syndrome.
“It pains me to inform you that I will not be prepared to resume my European tour in February,” Dion wrote in her Instagram post. “I have been struggling with health issues for a while, and I find it quite challenging to talk about all that I’ve been going through and to face these challenges.”
Stiff-person syndrome is an autoimmune movement disorder that affects the central nervous system. Dion explained that she experiences spasms, which impact every aspect of her daily life, including singing and walking. Unfortunately, there is no known treatment for this condition, and its cause remains unknown.
As a result, Dion has decided to prioritize her health and take the necessary time to focus on her recovery. Her medical team will assist her in managing the symptoms of stiff-person syndrome so that she can eventually perform again.
Stiff-person syndrome is an incredibly rare condition, affecting approximately one person in every one million. Despite the challenges it presents, Dion remains optimistic and appreciates the support she has received from her fans throughout her journey.
While the rescheduling of her tour dates may disappoint fans, it is essential to prioritize Dion’s health and well-being. Her dedicated fans, who have followed her career for decades, understand the importance of taking care of oneself and will continue to support her throughout this challenging time.
Dion’s resilience and determination serve as an inspiration to us all, reminding us to prioritize our health and face life’s challenges head-on. We eagerly await her return to the stage in 2024, where she will undoubtedly captivate audiences once again with her extraordinary talent and unwavering spirit.