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Celine Dion, 54, has been diagnosed with a terminal neurological disease

Celine Dion, 54, has been diagnosed with a terminal neurological disease
Celine Dion.

Celine Dion has been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome, a rare neurological condition that causes her muscles to tense uncontrollably.

The condition, which affects one in a million people, eventually turns sufferers into “human statues,” as it gradually locks the body into rigid positions, rendering them unable to walk or talk.

Celine Dion, 54, has been diagnosed with a terminal neurological disease:

While there is no cure for SPS, there are treatments to slow the progression, and Celine has stated that she is doing everything she can to minimize symptoms.

The 54-year-old singer addressed her fans in a tearful Instagram post on Thursday, revealing that her European tour has been canceled.

She penned: ‘Hello everyone, I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to reach out to you. I miss you all so much and can’t wait to be on stage talking to you in person.

‘As you know, I’ve always been an open book and I wasn’t ready to say anything before but I’m ready now.

‘I’ve been dealing with problems with my health for a long time, and it has been really difficult for me to face my challenges and to talk about everything that I’ve been going through.

Celine Dion, 54, has been diagnosed with a terminal neurological disease:

‘Recently, I’ve been diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder called the stiff person syndrome, which affects one in a million people.

‘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.’

‘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,’ Celine continued.

‘It hurts me to tell you today that this means I won’t be ready to restart my tour in Europe in February.

‘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.

Heartbreaking: Celine Dion revealed in a tearful Instagram post on Thursday that she has been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome, which causes her muscles to tense uncontrollably

‘I’m working hard with my sports medicine therapist every day to build bac my strength and my ability to perform again but I have to admit it’s been a struggle.

‘All I know is singing it’s what I’ve done all my life and its what I love to do the most.

‘I miss you so much. I miss seeing all of you being on the stage performing for you.

‘I always give 100 percent when I do my show but my condition is now allowing me to give you that right now.

‘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.

Celine Dion Shares Stiff-Person Syndrome Diagnosis - PAPER
Health: While there is no cure for the condition, there are treatments to slow down the progression, with Celine revealing she is doing all she can to minimise symptoms

‘This is my focus, and I’m doing everything I can to recuperate.

‘I want to thank you so much for your wishes and love and support on my social media. This means a lot to me.

‘Take care of yourselves. Be well. I love you guys so much and I really hope I can see you again real soon.’

Celine then shared a poster of the rescheduled and cancelled concerts to keep fans up to date on her tour dates.

source:summarybio.com