August 04, 2023

Celebrity

Celine Dion refuses to rest until she finds cure for Stiff Person Syndrome: sister

Celine Dion announced her heartbreaking diagnosis of the rare neurological disorder at the end of last year

By George Johnson August 04, 2023
Celine Dion refuses to rest until she finds cure for Stiff Person Syndrome
Celine Dion refuses to rest until she finds cure for Stiff Person Syndrome

Celine Dion is pulling out all the stops in her quest to recover from Stiff-Person syndrome.

The legendary singer’s sister Claudette offered an update on the former’s debilitating condition, revealing that Celine is scrambling to find the right treatment for it.

In December 2022, the My Heart Will Go On singer announced her diagnosis of the rare neurological disorder, which causes involuntary muscle spasms.

According to Claudette, the singer is "working hard" and not getting enough rest in a bid to stay at the "top of her game" all the time.

"When I call her and she's busy, I speak to my sister Linda who lives with her and tells me that she's working hard," she told La Journal de Montreal.

"She's listening to the top researchers in the field of this rare disease as much as possible. I honestly think that she mostly needs to rest," the star continued.

Claudette explained that the I’m Alive singer has a knack for always going "above and beyond" to help everyone.

"At one point, your heart and your body are trying to tell you something. It's important to listen to it," concerned sister Claudette added.

Dion’s deteriorating condition is getting worse day by day, prompting frequent falls due to waxing muscle spasms and rigidity in her muscles, according to the sister.

What is Going on With Celine Dion?

Celine Dion announced her heartbreaking diagnosis of the rare neurological disorder at the end of last year.

According to Yale Medicine, Stiff Person Syndrome causes stiffening of muscles in the torso and limbs, accompanied by episodes of violent muscle spasms.

"These can be triggered by environmental stimuli (like loud noises) or emotional stress," and "muscle spasms can be so severe that they cause the person to fall down."