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Celine Dion’s sister shares an update amid the singer’s Stiff Person Syndrome

Celine Dion’s sister shares an update amid the singer’s Stiff Person Syndrome

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Celine Dion has reportedly lost control of some of her movements amid her diagnosis with stiff person syndrome.

“She has 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 French. “What hurts me is that she was always disciplined. She always worked hard.”

Claudette Dion added that her dream and her sister’s dream is to return to the stage one day. She said: “In what capacity? I don’t know.” “The vocal cords are muscles, and the heart is a muscle too. That’s what connects me.”

USA TODAY has reached out to Celine Dion’s representatives.

The Grammy Award-winning singer said in December 2022 that she had been diagnosed with a neurological disorder called Stiff Person Syndrome. Emotional video on Instagram. The singer said the symptoms were what caused her to suffer from severe muscle spasms in the past.

Celine Dion said: “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 in the way I used to.” “I have to admit it was a struggle. All I know is singing, and that’s what I’ve done all my life.”

Dionne’s diagnosis caused the singer to reschedule and cancel her entire 2023 tour.

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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 temperature, or unexpected loud noise.” According to Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Prominent SPS symptoms include muscle stiffness and painful muscle spasms that can be triggered by emotional stress or, again, external stimuli. These spasms can be “so severe that they cause a person to fall.” Yale Medicine says.

This disease is considered rare and affects only one in a million people.

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Speaking about the rarity of the disease, Claudette Dion said: “There are some people who have lost hope because it is an unknown disease. If you knew how many calls we receive at the foundation to hear from Celine!”

“People tell us they love her and are praying for her. She is receiving lots of letters, gifts and blessed crosses,” she added.

Contributing: Elise Briscoe, Wyatt Grantham Phillips

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