Celine Dion’s older sister Claudette, informed the singer’s fans about her state of health. The Canadian artist suffers from stiff person syndrome, a rare and incurable neurological disease that causes debilitating muscle spasms.
“She is doing everything to recover. She’s a strong woman,” Claudette said. Good morning! Canada.
According to the Stiff Person Syndrome Foundation, this disease affects the central nervous system, specifically the brain and spinal cord. “Patients can become disabled, end up in a wheelchair or bedridden, unable to work and care for themselves,” says the foundation, adding that the disease has autoimmune characteristics and further includes symptoms such as “hyperrigidity, debilitating pain, chronic anxiety”. to muscle spasms “so violent they can dislocate joints and even break bones”.
“It is a disease that we know so little about. There are spasms, and they are impossible to control, and there is not much you can do to support her, to ease her pain,” Claudette lamented.
Dion first revealed that he was diagnosed with rigid person syndrome in December in an Instagram video.
“Unfortunately these spasms affect all aspects of my life, sometimes causing difficulty in walking and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing as I normally do,” she said at the time. .
The singer, who has three children, René-Charles, 22, and twins Nelson and Eddy, 11, with René Angélil, said she has “a great team of doctors working alongside me to help me to improve myself”.
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