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Singer Celine Dion diagnosed with Stiff Man Syndrome

Randy Mancini 8 December 8, 2022
Canadian singer Celine Dion arrives for the Alexandre Vauthier Women's Fall-Winter 2019/2020 Haute Couture collection fashion show in Paris, on July 2, 2019. (Photo by Lucas BARIOULET / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUCAS BARIOULET/AFP via Getty Images)
Canadian singer Celine Dion arrives for the Alexandre Vauthier Women’s Fall-Winter 2019/2020 Haute Couture collection fashion show in Paris, on July 2, 2019. (Photo credit should read LUCAS BARIOULET/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 11:18 AM PT – Thursday, December 8, 2022

World famous Canadian singer Celine Dion cancels all future shows, following a neurological health diagnosis.

Celine Dion has been diagnosed with a neurological disorder that ultimately leaves sufferers as human statues as it progressively locks the body into rigid positions, leaving people unable to walk or talk. This is so sad 💔 pic.twitter.com/6oYqaQVS3k

— virgo’s grooviest. (@virgosgrooviest) December 8, 2022

On Thursday in an Instagram post, the “My Heart Will Go On” singer announced she has been diagnosed with Stiff Man Syndrome.

“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,” Dion said. “I have to admit it’s been a struggle. All I know is singing, it’s what I’ve done all my life.” 

Stiff Man Syndrome is a neurological disorder which causes stiff movement and spasms in the limbs and the body.  

In its early stages, it is often mistaken as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Fibromyalgia, psychosomatic illness, anxiety, phobia and other autoimmune diseases.

The 54-year-old has tearfully said that she would not be able to resume her European tour in February, because the spasms prevent her from performing on stage and using her vocal chords.