Celine Dion is still “optimistic” after being diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome

Celine Dion Stiff-person syndrome

The heavenly voice and profound lyrics of Celine Dion, who is now 55 years old, have won over the hearts and ears of listeners for decades. Fans from all around the world are finding the news that the Canadian singer has been diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome even more upsetting because she is considered to be one of the best belters of our generation.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke and the Cleveland Clinic, stiff-person syndrome, also known as SPS, is an extremely uncommon neurological condition that has an effect on the central nervous system and manifests itself in a manner similar to that of an autoimmune disorder. Spasticity of the muscles and, of course, stiffness are the most significant effects. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, the condition can also cause increased sensitivity to light, noise, and stress, as well as difficulties walking, shortness of breath, unsteadiness, and the risk of falling.

Claudette Dion, Celine Dion’s sister, recently said that the singer “doesn’t have control over her muscles” in an interview with 7 Jours that took place in December 2023 (via translation from French). The announcement comes exactly one year after Celine disclosed to her fans that she had been diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, and only seven months after she had postponed her Courage World Tour owing to the difficulties she was experiencing as a result of the chronic ailment.

It is thought that stiff-person syndrome is an autoimmune illness, which means that the immune system targets healthy tissue. However, there is not a lot of specific information available on the development of this condition. Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that although it is relatively uncommon, it is more prevalent in females than in males.

According to a source who spoke with Life & Style a month ago, Celine continues to have a positive outlook despite the difficulties over the past several years. The source of the information stated that she has always been able to maintain her optimism even when things were at their worst.

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