Celine Dion has revealed that she is suffering from a rare neurological disorder.
The 54-year-old singer opened up about the health hazard in an emotional video posted on Thursday.
Dion said that due to “Stiff-Person Syndrome,” which causes uncontrolled and serve muscle spasms, she is unable to sing the way she is used to.
“While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know this is what’s been causing all of the spasms that I’ve been having. Unfortunately, these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I’m used to,” Dion said in her Instagram video message.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defines stiff-person syndrome as “a rare, progressive syndrome that affects the nervous system, specifically the brain and spinal cord.”
The symptoms of this disorder can be improved with specific treatments, but the condition is incurable.
Dion announced that her spring 2023 dates will be pushed back to 2024, while eight shows scheduled for summer 2023 will be canceled.
Also, she will not be able to re-start her tour in Europe in February.
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