‘Not giving up’: Celine Dion hoping to perform once again

May 28, 2024
Although Celine Dion has had to take a break from belting out her hits for adoring fans, reports indicate that The Power Of Love singer is "not giving up her desire to sing again". Source: Getty Images.

Since her diagnosis with Stiff Person Syndrome in 2022, renowned singer Celine Dion has had to step back from the limelight, leaving her unable to grace the stage with her stellar performances.

The neurological condition has had a profound impact on every aspect of her daily life, causing occasional challenges in walking and affecting her ability to use her vocal cords.

Although she has had to take a break from belting out her hits for adoring fans, a source recently revealed to The Sun that The Power Of Love singer is “not giving up her desire to sing again”.

“She has been working with voice coaches, band members and specialists for over six months now,” the source revealed.

“She believes she could release a concert film featuring her playing her biggest hits.”

As fans eagerly await the day Dion will return to the stage, they were recently offered a raw glimpse into her battle with the SPS after the My Heart Will Go On hitmaker shared the trailer for her upcoming documentary I Am: Celine Dion.

The documentary explores Dion’s life and career and rise to superstardom while also shedding light on her ongoing struggle with SPS.

In the clip, Dion breaks down while discussing the impact of her condition and her desire to perform once again.

“I’m working hard everyday. But I have to admit, it’s been a struggle,” she revealed.

“I miss it so much. The people, I miss them. If I can’t run, I’ll walk. If I can’t walk, I’ll crawl. I won’t stop.”


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In December 2022, Dion shocked her fans by candidly sharing on social media that she had been diagnosed with SPS.

“I’ve been dealing with problems with my health for a long time,” Dion said at the time.

“And it’s been really difficult for me to face these challenges and to talk about everything that I’ve been going through.

“Recently I’ve been diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder called the stiff person syndrome which affects something like one in a million people.

“While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know this is what’s been causing all of the spasms 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.”

Stiff person syndrome, as explained by the National Organisation for Rare Disorders (NORD), is a rare neurological disorder marked by gradual muscle stiffness and recurring episodes of painful muscle spasms. These spasms can manifest sporadically or be triggered by various factors, such as sudden noise or light physical contact.

-with BANG.

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