(Republicaninformer.com)- Canadian singer Celine Dion disclosed that she had been given a neurological diagnosis for a rare, incurable condition.
In her video posted to social media, Dion stated she wasn’t prepared to speak before, but now she is. She suffered issues with her health for a very long time and revealed her illness as Stiff Person Syndrome.
She explained that while they are still learning about this uncommon condition, they know it’s the source of the spasms she has been experiencing. Unfortunately, these spasms interfere with every aspect of daily life, sometimes making it difficult for her to walk and preventing her from singing.
She remarked that her precious children were supportive and gave her hope. She closed by praising her team of doctors.
Reports show eight of Dion’s 2023 summer concerts have been postponed, and her 2023 spring concerts in Europe have been moved to 2024.
According to RareDiseases.Org, Stiff-person syndrome (SPS) is a rare, acquired neurological disorder characterized by progressive muscle stiffness or rigidity and recurrent excruciating muscle spasms.
Muscle rigidity typically occurs in conjunction with muscle spasms and frequently fluctuates. Spasms can happen randomly or be brought on by several things, such as a loud noise or brief physical contact. Other neurological symptoms are typically absent.
RareDiseases.Org notes each affected person has a unique level of SPS severity and progression. If SPS is not treated, it may worsen and make walking difficult. SPS is thought to be an autoimmune disorder.
In the medical literature, Stiff-Person Syndrome has been referred to by various names. The disorder was first called Stiff-Man Syndrome, but the name was changed to reflect that it can affect people of any age and gender. In actuality, women are more likely than men to have the condition. Many researchers believe that stiff-person syndrome is a spectrum disease that can affect any part of the body, from just one area to the entire body and even the brain stem and spinal cord in some cases.
We wish Celine Dion well.