Famous Canadian singer, Celine Dion’s sister, Claudette Dion, has revealed that the singer is struggling because she has a condition called stiff person syndrome.
Stiff person syndrome is a very rare and incurable neurological condition that causes uncontrollable muscle spasms.
Speaking to Le Journal de Montreal (via SheMazing), Claudette spoke about how Celine’s life has been since she had to cancel her world tour. Claudette admitted that her sister needs to take a break to rest.
However, she mentioned that the singer, who is popularly known for her hit song ‘My heart will go on’, is working really hard to find a cure for the condition, which some doctors call ‘statue syndrome.’
‘She’s listening to the top researchers in the field of this rare disease as much as possible,’ Claudette said.
Claudette acknowledged how devoted her sister is to her performances, stating that, “She always gives her all, striving to excel and be at the top of her game however there comes a time when your heart and body are sending you a message.”
Her sister noted, “[Performing is] innate to her, she’s disciplined in every area of her life.”
“We can’t find any medicine that works, but having hope is important,” Claudette emphasized.
A source close to the singer recently told US Weekly, “It came as a shock, but she’s lost none of her fighting spirit and is comforted that at least she knows exactly what she’s dealing with now.”
They added, “There’s comfort that she can alleviate some of the symptoms by getting treatments that are specific for this condition.”