It’s been a year since the superstar and 5th time Grammy award winner Celine Dion was diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, her sister Claudette Dion shares about the superstar’s health.
Last week, Claudette Dion said that the Grammy winner “doesn’t have control of her muscles.”
“There are some who have lost hope because it is a disease that is not known,” she told Canada’s 7 Jours.
“What pains me is that she has always been disciplined. She’s always worked hard. Our mother always told her, ‘You’re going to do it well, you’re going to do it properly.’” she added.
Claudette mentioned that Celine has a desire to make a comeback on stage. However, due to the deterioration of the singer’s health, she is uncertain about how that return would happen.
“It’s true that, in both our dreams and hers, the goal is to return to the stage. In what capacity? I don’t know,” Claudette Dion said.
“The vocal cords are muscles, and the heart is also a muscle. This is what comes to get me. Because one out of a million cases, the scientists haven’t done that much research because it didn’t affect that many people.” she added.
Claudette also highlighted that many fans and supporters called in their foundation to pray for Celine Dion’s fast recovery.
“If you only knew how many calls we receive at the Foundation to hear from Céline,” Claudette said in the French-language interview.
“People tell us they love her and pray for her. She gets so many messages, gifts, blessed crucifixes”, she added.
Claudette is also a singer, CEO and spokesperson for the Fondation Maman Dion. This organization, established by their mother, is dedicated to assisting underprivileged children.
Stiff-person syndrome, also known as Moersch-Woltman syndrome, is a scarce neurological condition exhibiting autoimmune characteristics. This disorder induces rigidity in the body and heightens sensitivity to noise, touch, and emotional stress, as outlined by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Patients may adopt a posture that is both hunched over and stiffened.
The Doctors involve the use of medications to alleviate muscle spasms, antianxiety drugs, and research indicates that intravenous immunoglobulin treatment, involving natural antibodies from healthy donors, can effectively decrease stiffness.