Celine Dion’s sister, Claudette Dion, has given an update on the singer’s health as she battles stiff-person syndrome. In an interview with Le Journal de Montréal, Claudette said that Celine is “working hard” and that she is “keeping a positive attitude.”
“She is disciplined in everything she does in her life,” Claudette said. “She is a fighter. She will not give up.”
Stiff-person syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that causes muscle stiffness and spasms. It is estimated to affect about 1 in 1 million people. There is no cure for the disorder, but there are treatments that can help to manage the symptoms.
Celine was diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome in 2022. She was forced to cancel her Courage world tour due to the illness. In a statement at the time, she said that she was “devastated” to have to cancel the tour, but that she needed to focus on her health.
Claudette said that Celine is still undergoing treatment for stiff-person syndrome. She said that the singer is “making progress,” but that it is a “slow process.”
“We can’t find medicine, but giving hope, I find that is important,” Claudette said. “We have to stay positive.”
Celine’s fans are sending her messages of support on social media. Many are using the hashtag #WeAreWithCeline to show their love and support for the singer.
Celine has not yet announced when she will return to the stage. However, her fans are hopeful that she will make a full recovery and be able to resume her career soon.
In the meantime, Celine is focusing on her health and spending time with her family. She is also working on a new album, which is scheduled to be released later this year.