Celine Dion cancels tours over incurable neurological disorder

Pop icon Celine Dion revealed that she shall be cancelling her upcoming exhibits after being identified with an incurable neurological disorder that turns individuals into “human statues.”

The “My Heart Will Go On” legend broke the heartrending news in a teary-eyed Instagram video Thursday.

“As you know I’ve always been an open book and I wasn’t ready to say anything before but i’m ready now,” the 54-year-old Grammy-winner mentioned within the devastating clip. “I’ve been dealing with problems with my health for a long time and it’s been really difficult for me to face my challenges and to talk about everything that I’ve been going through.”

Dion then revealed that she’d been identified with a “a very rare neurological disorder called the stiff person syndrome which affects 1 in a million people.”

“For me to reach you again I have no choice but to concentrate on my health at this moment and I have hope that i’m on the road to recovery,” Dion lamented.

According to rarediseases.org, Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS) is a “rare acquired neurological disorder characterized by progressive muscle stiffness (rigidity) and repeated episodes of painful muscle spasms.”

It defined that if left untreated, SPS can progress to the purpose that it considerably impairs the sufferer’s capacity to stroll and carry out routine, each day duties. 

“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,” the singer defined. “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.”

As a results of her situation, Dion was compelled to reschedule her European tour for February, per the put up. The Canadian vocal artist additionally cancelled eight of her summer season exhibits scheduled for 2023 and postponed Spring 2023 till 2024.

An LED display shows an commercial for Celine Dion’s upcoming residency as building continues at Resorts World Las Vegas on June 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The beloved Canuck crooner revealed that she is at the moment present process remedy.

“I have a great team of doctors working alongside me to help me get better and my precious children who are supporting me and giving me help,” she mentioned. “I’m working hard with my sports medicine therapist every day to build back my strength and my ability to perform again but I have to admit it’s been a struggle.”

“I miss you so much. I miss seeing all of you being on the stage performing for you,” Dion mentioned. “I always give 100 percent when I do my show but my condition is not allowing me to give you that right now.”

She added, “For me to reach you again I have no choice but to concentrate on my health at this moment and I have hope that i’m on the road to recovery.”

Dion performs on the opening night time of her new world tour “Courage” on the Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Quebec, on September 18, 2019.
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The bombshell announcement comes after songstress revealed in October 2021 that she needed to delay her Las Vegas residency as a result of “severe” muscle spasms.

Months later, Dion canceled her North American tour and postponed her European tour.

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