Celine Dion diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, a neurological disorder
Dion introduced in December that she was diagnosed with an incurable neurological situation that causes muscle stiffness and spasms. The medical disorder has made it more durable for her to stroll and sing, she stated on the time.
The remainder of her European tour, which was going to incorporate 42 performances in cities akin to Amsterdam, Paris, London and Berlin, was scheduled to renew this August till April 2024. Dion beforehand carried out 52 live shows earlier than pausing the tour in March 2020 as a result of pandemic.
“We do have every hope that someday soon, Celine will be able to come to all these cities in Europe to perform for her amazing fans, but that time simply is not now,” a information launch Dion posted stated.
Stiff-person syndrome consultants say signs don’t normally have an effect on a individual’s life span and could be managed via therapy, however the disorder, believed to be autoimmune, could be painful. In some instances, it may have an effect on the muscle groups used for speech and singing.
The Grammy-winning megastar, finest identified for “My Heart Will Go On” and different ’90s hits, was most lately concerned in filming and recording new songs for “Love Again,” a rom-com starring Priyanka Chopra and Sam Heughan.
Dion ended her message to followers: “It’s not fair to you to keep postponing the shows, and even though it breaks my heart, it’s best that we cancel everything now until I’m really ready to be back on stage again. I want you all to know, I’m not giving up… and I can’t wait to see you again!”