Celine Dion has reportedly lost some of her movement control amid her difficult person syndrome diagnosis.
“She had no control over her muscles,” said Claudette Dion, the “My Heart Will Go On” singer’s sister. 7 days On December 12, according to a translation from the French. “What hurts me is that she was always disciplined and she always worked hard.”
Claudette Dion added that it was her and her sister’s dream to one day return to the stage. “In what capacity? I don’t know,” she said. “Vocal chords are muscles, and the heart is a muscle. This is what gets me.”
USA TODAY has reached out to Celine Dion’s representatives.
The Grammy Award-winning singer revealed in December 2022 that she was diagnosed with a neurological disorder called severe personality syndrome. Emotional Instagram video. The singer attributed the symptoms to severe muscle cramps she had suffered in the past.
“Seizures affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes making it difficult for me to walk and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I used to,” Celine Dion said. “I have to admit it’s a struggle. All I know is singing, that’s what I’ve done all my life.”
Dion’s diagnosis caused the singer to reconsider and cancel her 2023 tour.
Stiff-person syndrome, or SPS, is a disease that causes “progressive muscle stiffness and painful spasms” that are triggered by environmental factors such as “sudden movement, cold temperatures, or unexpected loud noises.” According to Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Key SPS symptoms include muscle stiffness and painful muscle cramps, which can be triggered by emotional stress or repeated external stimuli. These seizures are “so severe that they cause the person to fall down,” says Yale Medicine.
The disease is considered rare and affects only one in a million.
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Speaking about the rarity of the disease, Claudette Dion said, “There are some people who have lost hope because it’s an unknown disease. If you only knew how many calls the charity gets asking from Celine!”
“People tell us they love her and pray for her. She receives many messages, gifts, blessed crosses,” he added.
Contributed by: Elise Briscoe, Wyatt Grantham-Phillips
Celine Dion has Difficult Person Syndrome,A rare neurological disorder. what is that?