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Céline Dion Postpones Upcoming Tour Dates, Shares Rare Neurological Disease Diagnosis

Céline Dion Postpones Upcoming Tour Dates, Shares Rare Neurological Disease Diagnosis

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The beloved music legend and LGBTQ+ ally took to social media to break the news to her fans.

Celine Dion will always be a legend.

One of the greatest singers of all time has announced that she's been diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, a rare and incurable neurological disease that can cause debilitating muscle spasms.

"Hello everyone, I'm sorry it's taken me so long to reach out to you, I miss you all so much and I can't wait to be on stage talking to you in person," Dion began in a video she posted on her Instagram account. "I wasn't ready to say anything before, but I'm ready now."

"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," Dion continued, tears welling up.

"Recently, I've been diagnosed with a very rare neurological condition called stiff-person syndrome, which affects something like one in a million people," she continued. "While we're still learning about this rare condition, we now know that this is what has been causing all of the spasms that I've been having."

"Unfortunately, these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life," the iconic singer said. "Sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I'm used to."

She also announced that she has to postpone and cancel her upcoming shows, but that she's got a "great team of doctors" working with her and is being supported by her children.

"All I know is singing, it's what I've done all my life, and it's what I love to do the most," she said. "I miss you so much. I miss seeing all of you, being on the stage, performing for you. I always give 100 percent when I do my shows, but my condition is not allowing me to give you that right now. For me to reach you again, I have no choice but to concentrate on my health at this moment. And I have hope that I'm on the road to recovery."

"I want to thank you so much for your encouraging wishes of love and support on my social media. This means a lot to me. Take care of yourselves. Be well. I love you guys so much. And I really hope I can see you again real soon."

Dion is one of the best-selling musicians of all time and has won five Grammys.

Some of her biggest hits include "Beauty and the Beast," "The Power of Love," "Because You Loved Me," "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," "That's the Way it Is," and of course, "My Heart Will Go On," the love theme from Titanic.

All of our well wishes are with Dion and her family.

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