Celine Dion Has Lost Control Over Her Muscles, Sister Confirms
Celine Dion has lost control over her muscles because she has stiff-person syndrome, a rare nerve disorder. Her sister is scared that the Canadian singer might soon lose control of other parts of her body, like her heart and voice chords.James K.Dec 21, 20231024 Shares46555 Views
In an interview with the French newssource 7 Jours, Dion's sister Claudette said that the singer "doesn't have control over her muscles" because the autoimmune and neurological disorder she said she had been diagnosed with in late 2022 is getting worse. Her sister is scared that the Canadian singer might soon lose control of other parts of her body, like her heart and voice chords. Celine Dion wearing a green dress The health problem of Celine Dionis getting worse. Sister Claudette Dion says the singer can't control certain body movements a year after she said she had been diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome. Claudette told 7 Jours in English (from French):
She doesn't have control over her muscles.- Claudette Dion
It's true that in both our dreams and hers, the goal is to return to the stage. In what capacity? I don't know. The vocal cords are muscles, and the heart is also a muscle.- Claudette Dion
Claudette went on:
What pains me is that she’s always been disciplined. She’s always worked hard. Mom always said to her: ‘You will do well, you will do things as they should be done.’- Claudette Dion
She also said:
That’s what is so upsetting to me. Since these cases are one in a million, scientists have not done that much research since it doesn’t affect that many people. Scientists haven't done a lot of study on this because it doesn't affect that many people (one in a million).- Claudette Dion
Yale Medicine says that stiff person syndrome (SPS) can lead to both stiff limbs and muscle spasms, which can happen in episodes. It can range from mild to serious, but Dion's case seems to have gotten a lot worse in the last few months.
It is very uncommon; the US National Institutes of Health says that about one person in every million has SPS. Even though no one knows for sure what causes the disorder, scientists have found some of its basic processes. For example, the immune system attacks the body's glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) proteins.
A lot of people get SPS wrong, either because it's so rare or because of the way it's named. The disorder, which used to be called "stiff man syndrome," is often written off as psychological, or all in the mind. Yale said that before doctors can make a diagnosis, they have to make sure that the symptoms aren't caused by the patient's mind.
In December 2022, Celine said that she had been told she had a rare neurological disease. In an Instagram video, she told her fans:
Recently I have been diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder called 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 that I’ve been having.- Celine Dion
She talked about some of the problems that come with having the disorder. She said that the spasms "affect every aspect of [her] daily life,"like making it hard for her to walk and stopping her from singing the way she used to.
Celine Dion's health has gotten a lot worse, as shown by the sad news updates from her family about the rare brain disorder she has been dealing with.
Claudette Dion, Celine Dion's sister and the Queen of Power Ballads broke the sad news and talked about Celine's painful stiff person syndrome (SPS).
In a French-language interview with 7 Jours, Claudette said, “She’s working hard, but she doesn’t have control over her muscles. What pains me is that she has always been disciplined."