Celine Dion has “lost control of her muscles” as she keeps enduring stiff person syndrome. The My Heart Will Go On singer, 55, revealed her diagnosis of the condition in December 2022, which forced her to pull the plug on her Courage World Tour.
Now, her sister Claudette Dion has shared a distressing update on her sibling’s health battle.
Speaking to Canada’s 7 Jours, Claudette Dion says her sister has “lost control of her muscles”.
“What breaks my heart is that she’s always been disciplined. “She’s always worked hard. Our mother always told her, ‘You’re going to do it well. You’re going to do it properly.’”
The elder Dion added that her sister still wants to perform despite her illness, saying: “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.”
In a rare social media post in October, Celine Dion shared photos of her posing with her three sons at an ice hockey match.
She captioned the images: “My boys and I had such a fun time visiting with the Montreal Canadiens after their hockey game with Vegas Golden Knights in Las Vegas Monday night.
In several of the images, the singer was seen with her boys Rene-Charles, 22, and twins Nelson and Eddy, 13, whom she had with her late husband, Rene Angelil.
Her update overjoyed fans, who filled her comments section with well-wishes and called her a “queen”.
Dion was left devastated when her music producer husband died in 2016 after they were married for 22 years.
Her stiff person syndrome is a rare, progressive neurological disorder that can cause stiff muscles in the torso, arms and legs and affects about one in a million people.
Dion’s hockey game outing came two months after the performer’s sister said the star was suffering uncontrollable “spasms” due to her illness.