Due to a recent diagnosis of the uncommon neurological condition known as stiff-person syndrome, the legendary Canadian singer Céline Dion has canceled many dates of her upcoming European tour.
Dion said in two videos she uploaded on Thursday to her social media pages in both English and French that her awful illness had prohibited her from “singing the way I’m used to.”
Stiff-person syndrome, a disorder that gradually causes muscle rigidity and spasm, is what causes this. People with stiff person syndrome may become paralyzed, unable to move, or confined to a bed, according to the Stiff Person Syndrome Research Foundation.
54-year-old Dion asserted that her daily life is impacted by her muscle spasms.
She continued, breaking down in tears as she admitted that the sickness periodically made it difficult for her to walk and prevented her from speaking in the manner she was accustomed to.
She went on to say, “Facing these problems and talking up about everything I’ve been through has been tremendously difficult for me.Health problems have plagued me for a very long time.
Dion acknowledged feeling quite unhappy about being unable to kick off the European leg of her tour in February due to her diagnosis. Her 2023 tour has been moved to the following year. From May 31 to July 17, 2023, all eight of Celine Dion’s scheduled performances have been completely postponed.
Fans were reassured by the My Heart Will Go On singer that she, her family, and her physicians are making every effort to improve her condition.
The five-time Grammy winner wished to take the stage again.
“Singing is all I know,” she added.I’ve been doing it all my life. And I particularly enjoy doing it.
On Thursday morning, François Legault, the premier of Quebec, expressed concern on Dion’s health. While en route to the National Assembly’s question period, Legault told reporters that he hopes Dion “gets well as quickly as possible.”
She has really won us over. She is descended from Charlemagne, on whose horse I rode. Therefore, it’s significant, Legault said.
A children’s choir delivered a rendition of My Heart Will Go On in Queen’s Park in Toronto as part of their homage to Dion.
To build up her strength and get in performance shape, Dion allegedly meets daily with a sports medicine therapist.
Really, I do miss you. In an apology to her followers, Dion stated, “I miss seeing all of you. “Normally, when I perform, I give everything I’ve got, but right now, I can’t because of my health.”
Dion had to postpone her world tour the previous year because of “severe and persistent muscle spasms.”
On her website, Dion provides details on her tour, including any cancellations or reschedules.
There are, according to the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, less than 5,000 cases of stiff-person syndrome in the US. Although they may appear at any time throughout a patient’s life, the illness’s symptoms are often first seen in adults.