Celine Dion has provided an update on her health and announced that some tour dates will be rescheduled to 2024.
The start of Dion’s tour has been postponed to prioritize her health.
Celine Dion has shared on her official Instagram page that she has been diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, a rare neurological disorder.
Celine announced the news on Instagram, writing:
“I have been struggling with health issues for a while, and I find it quite challenging to talk about all that I’ve been going through and to face these challenges. “It pains me to inform you that I will not be prepared to resume my European tour in February,” she wrote in the post.
“A rare autoimmune movement disorder that affects the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord)” is stiff-person syndrome. According to the Cleveland Clinic, people with this illness initially experience a stiffening of their trunk muscles, which is followed over time by the development of stiffness and rigidity in the legs and other body muscles.
According to her statement, the spasms she has been experiencing, which are reportedly a symptom of the syndrome, have a significant impact on every aspect of her daily life, including singing and walking.
Dion explained that she has been diagnosed with stiff person syndrome, a neurological condition that can cause severe spasms. Understandably, she is taking time to focus on her recovery.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, this condition affects approximately one in every one million people. At present, there is no known treatment for it, and its cause remains unknown.
Dion stated that her medical team will assist her in managing her symptoms to enable her to perform again.