A sad update on Celine Dion’s continuous battle with Stiff-Person Syndrome has been given by her sister, Claudette.
The multiple Grammy winner said in a recent interview that she struggles to regulate certain muscular movements.
“She’s working hard, but she doesn’t have control over her muscles. What breaks my heart is that she’s always been disciplined. She’s always worked hard. Our mother always told her, ‘You’re going to do it well, you’re going to do it properly.’ It’s true that in both our dreams and hers, the goal is to return to the stage. In what capacity? I don’t know,” she said.
This update comes one year after Celine announced her diagnosis of Stiff Person Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder characterized by painful muscle spasms and stiffness that typically interferes with patients’ daily lives.
Celine Dion apologised to her fans for having to postpone her much awaited Courage World Tour indefinitely in May 2023 due to the illness.
In August 2023, Claudette gave a positive interview to Le Journal de Montréal regarding their ongoing search for effective cures for the illness.
In order to support Celine’s three sons, their sister Linda Dion moved into Celine’s house, according to Claudette. Celine is receiving treatment, going through rehabilitation, and recovering with the help of René-Charles, Eddy, Nelson, and their aunt.