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Celine Dion's sister claims that the singer "doesn't have control over her muscles"

In May, the artist reported that she was diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, which causes severe and persistent muscle spasms.

Celine Dion durante un concierto | Cordon Press

Celine Dion durante un concierto | Cordon Press/

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Celine Dion is experiencing severe health problems. Her sister, singer Claudette Dion, reported that she currently "doesn't have control over her muscles." In May, the artist announced she was diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, which causes severe and persistent muscle spasms. For this reason, she suspended her concerts in 2023.

"Celine works hard, but she has no control of her muscles. What hurts me is that she has always been disciplined. She always worked hard. “Our mother always told her, ‘You’re going to do well, you’re going to do well,' It is true that, both in our dreams and in hers, the goal is to return to the stage," said Claudette Dion in an interview with the Canadian media 7Jours.

Celine Dion's team explained that her medical team continues to evaluate and treat the condition. "As the world has emerged from the pandemic, Celine has continued to be treated for a diagnosed medical condition that prevents her from performing. Celine is working hard on her recovery, but at this time is unable to successfully prepare for and perform the remainder of the tour," her team explained in May when she reported she was suspending the rest of her concerts.

Likewise, the singer said that she hopes to announce her return in 2024. However, beyond what was reported by her sister, there has been no update on the singer's status.

I am very sorry to disappoint you all once again. I'm working very hard to build back my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you're 100%. 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!" Dion said when announcing her break.

According to the National Center for the Advancement of Translational Sciences of the United States, stiff person syndrome is characterized by episodes of stiffness and muscle spasms which are often caused by increased sensitivity to noise, sudden movements and emotional distress. People with the syndrome may also find themselves in abnormal postures. The disease affects women more than men.