'She's done hiding': Celine Dion living life to the fullest despite 'limitations' of Stiff Person Syndrome
While Dion is 'feeling better', she still 'knows her limitations', a source close to the singer said
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Celine Dion is learning to live life to the fullest despite the 'limitations' of Stiff-Person Syndrome that she has been diagnosed with.
"Celine is done hiding," a source recently admitted of the powerful vocalist, who last year disclosed her startling health issues.
Celine 'finally have things under control'
"She’s been through hell with her Stiff-Person diagnosis and before that were years of confusion and fear, trying to figure out what was wrong. It has been a very long, difficult road. But with the help of her family and many doctors and therapists, she seems to finally have things under control," the insider explained to a news publication, as reported by Okmagazine.
Dion's health journey has undoubtedly improved, and the source said that although she is "feeling better," she still "knows her limitations."
"There are good days and bad days. It can be scary to have people see her so vulnerable," a confidante admitted of Dion, who made her first public appearance in more than three years at the end of last month when she went to a hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Montreal Canadiens with her sons.
According to Chantal Machabee, vice president of hockey communications for the Canadiens, the "I'm Alive" performer "sang a few notes" and was in extremely good spirits at the sporting event.
Dion's 'kids are really her motivation'
"Her kids are really her motivation," the source said of Dion's three children - Rene-Charles, Nelson and Eddy, whom she shared with her late husband, Rene Angelil. Angelil died of throat cancer in 2016 at the age of 73.
Dion is a driven widow and single mother, and her boys "give her the strength to push herself."
The "My Heart Will Go On" singer is still "not in the condition to get back on stage or in the recording studio," the insider said. The source added,"Maybe she’ll return to music in the future, but she’s not putting pressure on herself. Staying strong and healthy for her family is Celine's priority right now."
Dion postponed her world tour due to spasms
Dion was devastated to have to postpone her 2023–2024 Courage World Tour due to spasms in her muscles brought on by her diagnosis of Stiff-Person Syndrome. The 55-year-old shared the news on Instagram on May 26.
"It is with tremendous disappointment that we have to announce today the cancellation of the Courage World Tour. I’m so sorry to disappoint all of you once again. I’m working really hard to build back my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you’re 100 percent," teh statement said.
It added, "It’s not fair to you to keep postponing the shows, and even though it breaks my heart, it’s best that we cancel everything now until I’m really ready to be back on stage again. I want you all to know, I’m not giving up… and I can’t wait to see you again!' – Celine xx."