Canadian singer Celine Dion has revealed that she has been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS).
The 54-year-old shared the news via her Instagram account. She told her 5.2 million followers that the condition makes her muscles spasm uncontrollably.
“I’ve been dealing with problems with my health for a long time. And it’s been really difficult for me to face these challenges and to talk about everything that I’ve been going through.
SPS is a very rare neurological disorder which affects about one in every million people.
“While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know this is what’s been causing all of the spasms I’ve been having.”
The spasms are having a negative effect on her vocal chords.
“Unfortunately these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal chords to sing the way I’m used to.”
=The multiple Grammy Award winner shared the news that her European tour has been postponed due to the disease. The tour was meant to start in February.
Some of the dates, specifically the shows in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London were postponed while other dates in Europe have been cancelled.
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