Celine Dion’s Sister Gives Devasating Update On Singer’s Health Struggles

Celine Dion’s Sister Gives Devasating Update On Singer’s Health Struggles Instagram/Celine Dion

Celine Dion’s sister Claudette has issued an update on the singer’s health following her diagnosis with stiff person syndrome. In an interview with the French language publication Le Journal de Montreal, Claudette revealed that the 55-year-old “My Heart Will Go On” chanteuse is being cared for in her home by their sister Linda, who had moved in with Celine and family to ensure her needs were met.

Here’s everything we know about Celine’s health at the moment, as well as a bit of background.

  1. Celine Dion rescheduled her world tour twice before canceling it altogether. In May 2023, Celine announced on Instagram that she had to make the heartbreaking decision to cancel the remaining dates on her world tour due to being diagnosed with stiff person syndrome.
  2. What is stiff person syndrome? It’s a rare and incurable neurological condition that causes frequent and extremely painful muscle spasms and locking, making mobility all but impossible at times and also challenging Dion’s ability to sing.
  3. Celine Dion has been severely impacted by her diagnosis. Speaking to fans in a video posted in May, Dion tearfully admitted that she was struggling. “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,” she said.
  4. Linda Dion is living with Celine and her three children to help care for everyone. As Claudette Dion told Le Journal de Montreal, “[Celine is] listening to the top researchers in the field of this rare disease as much as possible. I honestly think that she mostly needs to rest. She always goes above and beyond; she always tries to be the best and top of her game.”
  5. Claudette added that she believes taking a break from performing is what Celine needed. After all, she has been recording and performing nonstop since she was only 13 years old, so it was bound to take its toll eventually. “At one point, your heart and your body are trying to tell you something. It’s important to listen to it.”
  6. Finding an effective treatment has been elusive for Celine Dion so far. Claudette added that Celine still hadn’t been able to “find any medicine that works” but that the entire family still feels that “having hope” is “important.”
  7. Her fans have been wishing her a speedy recovery. They regularly take to social media to express their well wishes for Celine and their hopes that she’s able to find relief from the painful condition as well as return to her love of singing in the near future.

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.