Celine Dion is not ready to return to the stage, admitted the singer’s sister Claudette Dion in a new interview. She added that “some people have lost hope” for the star’s recovery because the disease she suffers from is “not well known.” Almost exactly a year ago, the singer revealed that she suffers from a rare neurological disorder – generalized rigidity syndrome.
Claudette Dion, the older sister of the famous Canadian singer, said in an interview for the “7 Jours” daily that Celine Dion dreams of returning to the stage, but due to her deteriorating health, it is not possible at the moment. – Vocal cords are muscles, the heart is also a muscle – she noted, pointing out that her sister “works hard, but she has no control over her muscles.” It’s all because of generalized stiffness syndrome, also known as Moersch-Woltmann syndrome or stiff man syndrome, which the 55-year-old artist suffers from.
Celine Dion. What is generalized stiffness syndrome?
According to Dion’s older sister, “some have given up hope” for the singer’s recovery because the condition she suffers from is “not well known” and “scientists haven’t done much research” because it affects “one person in a million.” Moreover, the woman admitted that the foundation she runs often receives calls from people asking about the star. – People tell us they love her and pray for her. She receives so many messages and gifts, she emphasized.
Claudette Dion has previously informed about her sister’s health condition. – Do you know people who often wake up at night because of a leg or calf cramp? It’s something similar, but in all muscles. There is little we can do to support her and ease her pain, she said in an interview for Hello magazine, published in August.
Celine Dion about her illness
In December 2022 Celine Dion posted a recording on social media in which she confessed that she suffers from generalized rigidity syndrome. – As you know, I’m like an open book. I wasn’t ready to say it before, but now I am. (…) I have been struggling with health problems for a long time and it was really difficult for me to face these challenges and talk about everything I was going through, she said, her voice breaking.
“Although we are still learning about this rare disease, we now know that it is causing all the cramps I am dealing with,” Dion continued. As she explained, the disease makes it difficult for her to walk and sing. She added that the contractions affect every aspect of her daily life.
In May 2023, the artist canceled the “Courage World Tour”, which had been postponed several times. “I’m so sorry to disappoint you all again,” she wrote in a statement posted on social media. “I’m working very hard to recover, but touring can be very difficult, even if you’re 100 percent fit. It’s unfair to keep postponing shows, but as much as it breaks my heart, it’s best if we cancel.” everything now, until I’m really ready to get back on stage.” wrote Celine Dion on social media.
7 Jours, Los Angeles Times, tvn24.pl
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