Celine Dion’s sister has shared an update on the singer’s health, revealing they are holding onto hope and “praying for a miracle.”
The 55-year-old Dion delivered the heartbreaking news of canceling her Courage World Tour.
This is due to an ongoing battle with a rare neurological disorder called Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS).
In a heartfelt message, Dion expressed her longing to connect with her fans, saying:
“Hello everyone, I am sorry it’s taken me so long to reach out to you. I miss you all so much and can’t wait to be on stage talking to you in person.”
She bravely opened up about her health struggles, acknowledging:
“I’ve been dealing with problems with my health for a long time, and it has been really difficult for me to face my challenges and to talk about everything that I’ve been going through.”
Providing an update, Dion’s sister, Claudette Dion, emphasized the importance of rest in Celine’s journey to recovery, calling her “a strong woman.”
Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS) remains a largely unfamiliar condition, characterized by muscle rigidity and heightened sensitivity to stimuli.
It can severely impact a person’s ability to walk or engage in daily activities.
SPS primarily affects women and typically surfaces between the ages of 30 and 60.
There’s no known cure, medical professionals can manage the condition using muscle relaxants and steroids.
Claudette expressed hope that researchers will find a remedy for this challenging illness.