Tuesday, May 28

Céline Dion’s fans worried after rare Grammy’s appearance

News of Céline Dion‘s health struggles has been circulating for some time now, and on December 8, 2022, the renowned singer revealed that she had been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS).

This rare and incurable neurological disorder has significantly impacted Céline’s life, forcing her to prioritize her health over her career.

Her health announcement came as a shock to her fans, who have been eagerly awaiting updates on her condition.

Céline’s health journey

In a heartfelt message to her supporters, Céline shared the challenges she’s been facing due to SPS, including debilitating spasms that affect her mobility and ability to sing.

Céline Dion pictured in 2019. Credit: Samir Hussein / Redferns / Getty.

Despite the setbacks, she spoke about how grateful she was for the unwavering support of her family, including her three children René-Charles Angélil, and twins Nelson and Eddy, who have been sources of strength and hope for their mother during this difficult time.

SPS has posed significant challenges for Céline, causing spasms that affect various aspects of her life, impeding her ability to walk and restricting the use of her vocal cords.

“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,” Céline said at the time her diagnosis was revealed. “Unfortunately, these 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.”

This complex illness lacks a precisely known cause, often resulting in misdiagnosis or oversight until symptoms become extremely severe for the sufferer.

A frail-looking Céline Dion pictured in 2019. Credit: Claudio Lavenia / Getty.

Céline Dion’s Grammys appearance

Amidst her health struggles, Céline made a surprise appearance at the 66th Grammy Awards at the weekend, where she received a warm reception from fans and fellow artists alike. Despite her illness, Céline looked stunning in a pale pink gown, exuding grace and elegance as she presented the Album of the Year award to Taylor Swift.

Céline’s appearance at the Grammys sparked speculation about her health, with her fans taking to social media to comment.

Céline speaking onstage during the 66th Grammy Awards on February 04, 2024. Credit: Kevin Mazur / Getty.

“I’m sure she doesn’t feel great,” noted a fan underneath an image of the singer from the Daily Mail, “but she looks fantastic.”

Another person wrote that Céline looked “the best she has looked in a long time.” A third user agreed, adding: “She looks full-faced and beautiful, and her smile is lovely to see again. I so hope that a miracle is found to cure her.”

Other people mentioned that they believed the ‘My Heart Will Go On‘ singer had gained some healthy weight since she was last seen publicly, and that it may have something to do with medication for her illness.

“Saying that her face looks a bit puffy, I’m thinking, could she be on steroids for her condition?” someone wrote. Another fan commented that “a little added weight has made a big difference.”

“Dion looked terrific! She was so painfully thin in the recent past,” said a user.

Clearly, Céline Dion’s battle with Stiff Person Syndrome has been met with an outpouring of love and support from fans worldwide. Here’s to hoping that she returns to good health and can grace the stage once again.