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Celine Dion lost control over muscles due to Stiff Person Syndrome — sister

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Celine Dion lost control over muscles due to Stiff Person Syndrome â sister
In this file photo taken on June 24, 2016, Canada's singer Celine Dion performs on stage at AccorHotels Arena concert hall in Paris. Celine Dion revealed on her Instagram account on December 8, 2022 that she is suffering from a "very rare neurological disorder", which has forced her to postpone concerts on her "Courage World Tour" in Europe once again.
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MANILA, Philippines — Celine Dion's sister has given an update on the singer's health condition as the latter continues to battle a rare neurological disease, saying the singer "doesn't have control over her muscles."

Claudette Dion, Celine's older sister who is also a singer, spoke to Canadian media outlet 7 Jours to give the latest on Celine, whom she said was still working hard despite suffering from Stiff Person Syndrome or SPS.

"In our dreams and hers, the goal is to return to the stage. In what capacity? I don't know," Claudette said, noting vocal cords and the heart are both muscles. "It's a one out of a million case, the scientists haven't done that much research because it hasn't affected that many people."

Celine revealed last year that she was diagnosed with SPS, which causes muscle stiffness as well as spasms.

If left untreated, SPS can potentially lead to difficulty walking and significantly impact a person's ability to perform routine daily tasks.

Celine canceled her "Courage World Tour" dates from 2023 to 2024 to continue her daily physical therapy because SPS was affecting her singing.

Two months ago, the "Titanic" singer was seen in public for the first time in almost four years. She attended an ice hockey game and graced the final show of fellow singer Katy Perry's two-year Las Vegas residency.

RELATED: Celine Dion appears in public for first time in almost 4 years after Stiff Person Syndrome diagnosis

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