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Celine Dion’s family have shared a health update.
Images via Instagram: @celinedion

Celine Dion latest health update: Family ‘praying for a miracle’

The family of Canadian superstar Celine Dion are appealing for prayers amid her battle with a rare illness. Here is the latest…

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Celine Dion’s family have shared a health update.
Images via Instagram: @celinedion

Celine Dion’s family has shared a health update, and sadly it’s not looking good.

The Canadian superstar is battling a rare, incurable neurological disorder called Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS). Recently, Celine’s loved ones have spoken out about not being able to find any medication to alleviate the symptoms or help with pain management.

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Speaking to Hello Magazine, Celine Dion’s sister Claudette revealed that their family was “praying for a miracle.”

She said of the star’s SPS battle: “It’s an illness we know so little about. There are spasms – they’re impossible to control. There’s little we can do to support her, to alleviate her pain.”

Last month, Claudette told Le Journal de Montreal, that the 55-year-old singer was not faring well. Celine is currently being cared for by her other sister Linda at her Las Vegas mansion. She’s also in consultation with medics on how to treat SPS.

Claudette said: “’We can’t find any medicine that works, but having hope is important”.

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Celine Dion’s sister has shared a health update. Images via Facebook: Celine Dion

Celine  – who is the youngest of 14 brothers and sisters – has three children with her late husband, René Angelil.

While SPS is incurable, the effects can be slowed down by a combination of rehabilitation and medication.

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And Celine and her family are doing everything possible to make this happen.

“She’s listening to the top researchers in the field of this rare disease as much as possible,” her sister added.


According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, SPS is a rare, progressive neurological disease. It is also incurable.

As the name suggests, the condition causes the stiffening of the torso, arms, and legs. It is twice as likely to affect women than men. It is also linked to auto-immune conditions like type-I diabetes, thyroiditis, vitiligo, and anemia.

While there is no cure for the disease, medication like muscle relaxants and others can help alleviate the symptoms.