The superstar singer has stiffening syndrome, which affects “one in a million people,” Dion, 54, said in an interview. An emotional video post Next Thursday her verified Instagram account.
She said: “While we are still learning about this rare condition, we now know it is the cause of all the contractions I am having. “Unfortunately, these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes making it difficult for me to walk and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing in a familiar way. ”
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, rigidity is “a rare, progressive syndrome that affects the nervous system, particularly the brain and spinal cord.”
“Symptoms can include extreme muscle stiffness, spasticity and painful spasms of the trunk and extremities, which severely impair mobility,” says the institute. “The contraction can generate enough force to break a bone.”
It says specific treatments “will improve symptoms…but will not cure the disorder”.
Dion has fight with my health for a while, she said, adding that she has a great team of medical professionals and the support of her children.
“I am working hard with my sports medicine therapist every day to regain my strength and ability to compete again,” she said. “But I have to admit it was a struggle.”
The Grammy Award Winner says singing is all she knows – and what she loves.
“I miss you so much,” she said. “I miss you all, standing on stage, performing for you. I always give 100% when doing my shows, but my condition doesn’t allow me to give that right now.”
Dion “hopes that I’m on the road to recovery,” she said. “This is my focus.”
She thanked her followers for their “consoling wishes of love and support on social media”.
“This means a lot to me,” Dion ended his message in tears. Please take care of yourself. Good strong offline. I love you so much, and I really hope to see you soon.”
The post said Dion’s spring 2023 performances will be rescheduled to 2024 and eight summer 2023 performances will be cancelled.