Celine Dion Reveals Why She Kept Her Disease Hidden

Mon Jun 10 2024
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QUEBEC: Legendary Canadian singer, Céline Dion has explained why she decided to publicise her health struggles even though she wanted to keep the details private.

The music legend said that when she was diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, it caused a very heavy burden on her chest.

In a conversation with Hoda Kotb teased on the Today Show on Monday, the singer opened up about her experience with the neurological disorder.

The singer known for ‘My Heart Will Go On’ said she kept quiet about it at first because she was still trying to understand what happened to her health.

“What did you want me to say? ‘I have…’ what?,” the 56-year-old singer said, adding, “We did not know what was going on.”

Dion first had the symptoms of the disorder during her Taking Chances World Tour, causing her to suffer from muscle spasms.

Céline Dion did not make the diagnosis public in December 2022, via a video on her Instagram account explaining the postponing of many of her performances.

Dion referred to as the “Queen of Power Ballads”, is known for her technically sound and powerful vocals.  She has sung in different genres such as pop, rock, R&B, gospel, and classical music.

She has recorded songs in mainly English and French, while she has also sung in German, Chinese, Italian, Japanese Latin and Spanish.


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