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Celine Dion forced to reassure sons she ‘won’t die’ after stiff-person syndrome diagnosis


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Celine Dion revealed she was diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome in 2022 (Picture: Getty)

Celine Dion has opened up about the devastating moment that she told her sons about her health issues, reassuring them that she wouldn’t ‘die’.

The My Heart Will Go On singer was diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, a rare autoimmune movement disorder, in 2022, and has been focusing on her recovery ever since.

The condition affects the nervous system and is said to turn people into ‘human statues’, but there is currently no known cure.

In a new interview, the 56-year-old spoke candidly about how she informed her children, René-Charles, Nelson and Eddy – who she shares with late husband René Angélil – about her illness.

‘I barely could walk at one point, and I was missing very much living,’ she said, via People Magazine.

‘My kids started to notice. I was like, “Okay, they already lost a parent. I don’t want them to be scared.”

Celine shares three sons with late husband René Angélil (Picture: Instagram)

Her partner died in 2016 (Picture: Getty)

‘I let them know, ‘You lost your dad, [but] mom has a condition and it’s different. I’m not going to die. It’s something that I’m going to learn to live with.’

Celine married René – who served as her manager – in December, 1994, the year after they announced their engagement.

They went on to renew their vows in 2000, and welcomed their first child, René-Charles in 2001, before adding to their family with twins Eddy and Nelson in 2010.

René died in January, 2016, at the age of 73, following a battle with throat cancer.

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Source:: Metro

      

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