Celine Dion diagnosed with rare incurable disease(SPS) that’s turning her into a ‘human statue’
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Celine Dion, 54, has Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS) that causes her muscles to tense uncontrollably and leaves sufferers as ‘human statues’ as it locks the body into rigid positions
Celine Dion has revealed that she’s been diagnosed with a rare and incurable neurological disease.
The 54-year-old singer has Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS) that leaves sufferers as ‘human statues’ as it locks the body into rigid positions.
There is no cure for the condition that ultimately leaves sufferers unable to walk or talk.
She told fans the tragic news on her deteriorating health after she was forced to cancel her European tour.
“Hello everyone, I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to reach out to you. I miss you all so much and can’t wait to be on stage talking to you in person.
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She has Stiff Person Syndrome – a condition that affects around one in one million people ( Image: Getty Images)
“As you know I’ve always been an open book and I wasn’t ready to say anything before but I’m ready now”,
“I’ve been dealing with problems with my health for a long time and its been really difficult for me to face my challenges and to talk about everything that I’ve been going through.
“While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know this is what’s been causing all the spasms I’ve been having,” she added.
Celine meeting the Queen in 1997 ( Image: Ken McKay/REX/Shutterstock)
“Unfortunately, these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal chords to sing the way im used to.”
She said that she has a “great team of doctors working alongside her” and is being supported by her “precious children”.
“I miss you so much I miss seeing all of you being on the stage performing for you I always give 100 percent when I do my show but my condition is not allowing me to give you that right now,” she continued.