What Does Celine Dion Suffer From? Details On The Singer’s Health Condition

Celine Dion’s health troubles continue as she cancels and postpones European Tour dates.

Legendary singer Celine Dion has seen enoumous success in her career. Although many people know her for songs like “My Heart Will Go On” and “The Power of Love,” she’s continued to sell out arenas and was even featured on the Deadpool 2 soundtrack.

Celine’s talent and voice have spanned generations, and there’s no denying that she has moved countless people on an emotional level. But now, fans are worried about her health.

Over the years, fans have become increasingly concerned about Celine, questioning whether she’s too thin or how she’s dealing with the death of her late husband, René Angélil. Some people even speculated she had died in a plane crash.

In fact, Celine has actually opened up about dealing with health issues that caused her to delay and eventually cancel her Las Vegas residency show due to suffering from “severe and persistent muscle spasms.” Fans were hopeful to see Celine on the European leg of her 2023 tour, but the dates have been pushed back. Here’s the 4-1-1.

Celine Dion

Celine Dion has announced that she’s been diagnosed with a rare condition. What is stiff person syndrome?

On Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, Celine took to Instagram to share that she has been diagnosed with stiff person syndrome. In the emotional post, Celine shares that the rare disease affects one in a million people and is the cause of the spasms she’s been experiencing.

Cleveland Clinic shares, “Stiff person syndrome is a rare autoimmune movement disorder that affects the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord).” Additionally, “People with this condition first experience a stiffening of the muscles of their trunk, followed over time by the development of stiffness and rigidity in the legs and other muscles in the body.”

Unfortunately, the organization shares that over time, “stiff person syndrome can lead to an altered posture” and affect mobility.

Cleveland Clinic also shares that people with the disorder require ongoing treatment to manage their symptoms.

Celine announced that the diagnosis has caused her to delay the European leg of her 2023 tour that was scheduled to begin in February.

“Unfortunately, these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulties when I walk, and not allowing me to use my vocal chords to sing the way I’m used to,” Celine tearfully said in the Instagram post. “It hurts me to tell you today this means I won’t be ready to restart my tour in Europe in February.”

Celine Dion

Celine shared that she has a team of doctors working to help her get better, along with he support of her children.

As for the European tour, Celine’s website shares that 23 of the 2023 show dates will be postponed to 2024. Ticketholders with Summer 2023 tickets — from May to July — will be refunded and are prompted to reach out to original merchants.

Celine Dion also had to cancel the North American leg of her 2022 world tour.

Unfortunately, Celine’s health affecting her touring schedule has been constant. On Jan. 15, 2022, Celine posted a statement to her website saying that she was canceling the North American leg of her Courage World Tour. “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,” she was quoted as saying.

In addition, Celine had said that there’s a lot that goes into planning these shows, so they couldn’t wait any longer to come to the decision, but she was looking forward to being back in full health. The dates from March 9 to April 22 were canceled, with the hope of the European leg of the tour starting on May 25, 2022.

It’s heartbreaking to watch Celine having to endure health issues over the years. However, it’s our hope that Celine is able to get her health back on track and return to the stage to continue sharing one of her biggest loves in life: music.

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