Celine Dion plans Las Vegas show amid struggle with Stiff Person Syndrome

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Celine Dion has shared that she's getting ready for a fresh performance in Las Vegas due to a neurological condition that has restricted her from going on tours and performing live.

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During December 2022, the famous musician from Canada who is currently 56 years old, shared with her supporters that she received a diagnosis of Stiff Person Syndrome. This health condition is a combination of an autoimmune and neurological disorder that cannot be cured. It leads to inflexibility in the limbs and torso. As a result of this diagnosis, she decided to halt her tour around the globe.

In a recent conversation, Dion shared about sensing the initial indications of the medical condition when she began to observe minor modifications in her vocal tone.

She informed the BBC that she experienced a peculiar sensation, comparable to a minor muscle contraction.

I was having difficulty with my voice and began exerting more effort.

Dion attempted to sing in a lower key to improve her vocal performance. She expressed that she couldn't back out of her upcoming shows, which were already booked for the next year and a half and had already sold out.

She came to understand that it was not just exhaustion from touring that was affecting her, and as a result, she had to change the timing of her European tour and ultimately cancel it altogether while she figured out how to cope with her condition.

Ever since, she has been consuming medicine and undergoing physical therapy to ease the sudden contractions of her muscles, which enabled her to resume singing.

The vocalist expressed that their voice is undergoing reconstruction. This process had already begun some time ago and it is currently being restored as we speak.

Dion mentioned that she is putting up a new show in Las Vegas and they have put in a lot of effort to make it a success. She expressed that her comeback has been the driving force behind their hard work.

"I am going to be performing on stage. The exact time of my performance is unknown, however, I will make sure to announce it loudly. I am very excited for the experience."

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During a recent interview, the famous singer behind “My Heart Will Go On” opened up about how she concealed her symptoms for several years. The reason behind her actions was because her husband and manager, Rene Angelil, had been diagnosed with cancer for the second time.

She remembered having to conceal herself and take action. She decided to pursue a career in nursing and be a caregiver to someone she considered a champion. Her top priority was to safeguard her children and focus on her love for her work. She felt like her physical strength was leaving her and she had to hold on to her aspirations. However, she began to question whether she still had any dreams left in her, as she lost the ability to sing.

She proceeded to explain that she began having blackouts and coped with them by taking large amounts of Valium.

She informed Hoda Kotb on NBC that the quantity of Valium was lethal. She genuinely had no idea that it could be fatal.

You have the ability to cease breathing.

In her upcoming documentary, "I Am: Celine Dion," directed by Irene Taylor, Dion opens up about her experience living with Stiff Person Syndrome. The film is being hailed as a heartfelt message to her supporters and will focus on the impact that music has had on her life, as well as the strength and determination of people.

Celine Dion's documentary called "I Am" will be available to watch on Prime Video starting on June 25th.

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