Celine Dion, who has complained of spasms affecting her ability to sing and leading to multiple tour and concert postponements, has revealed she has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called Stiff-Person Syndrome.
She said the disorder affects approximately one in a million people.
In a video message posted on Instagram, Dion said the disorder was causing spasms that affect her ability to walk and sing. “While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know this is what’s been causing all of the spasms that I’ve been having. Unfortunately, the 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.”
Here is her very emotional post to her fans and the world: