Canadian singer, songwriter Celine Dion, 54, revealed on Thursday that she has a rare and incurable neurological disease.
Celine Dion said she is suffering from a disorder called the ‘stiff person syndrome.’
Recall, Celine Dion in January was forced to cancel the remaining shows of the North American leg of her “Courage World Tour” due to her health problems.
Celine Dion had been experiencing “severe and persistent muscle spasms” that prevented her from performing.
Celine Dion on Thursday said her muscle spasms are preventing her from performing so canceled her 2023 shows as well.
“Hello everyone, I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to reach out to you. I miss you all so much and can’t wait to be on stage talking to you in person,” Dion said.
She continued, “As you know, I’ve always been an open book and I wasn’t ready to say anything before but I’m ready now.”
“I’ve been dealing with problems with my health for a long time, and it has been really difficult for me to face my challenges and to talk about everything that I’ve been going through,” she said.
Celine Dion said the disorder affects “one in a million.”
“Recently, I’ve been diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder called the stiff person syndrome, which affects one in a million people.”
“While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know this is what’s been causing all the spasms I’ve been having.”
Celine Dion told her fans that she wishes to presume her tours in 2024.