Céline Dion Makes First Public Appearance in Four Years After Health Diagnosis

Beloved music legend Céline Dion has been out of the public eye for over three years after she announced her stiff-person syndrome diagnosis in 2022.

Dion broke the news to her fans through an Instagram video last December. The diagnosis forced her to cancel her 2023-2024 world tour.

“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,” she said.

Apart from a few social media posts, the “My Heart Will Go On” singer has been keeping out of the spotlight and staying home to rest. But, she was recently spotted on a rare outing with her three sons to a hockey game.

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“My boys and I had such a fun time visiting with the Montreal Canadiens after their hockey game with Vegas Golden Knights in Las Vegas Monday night,” she wrote alongside a photo of her family. “They played so well, what a game!! Thank you for meeting us after the game, guys! That was memorable for all of us. Have a great season!”

Though the Canadiens ultimately lost the game, Dion was all smiles as she met the team in the locker room after. The 55-year-old was joined by her sons René-Charles, 22, and 13-year-old twins Eddy and Nelson.

Céline Dion’s Health Diagnosis

Stiff-person syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that causes muscle stiffness and painful spasms. It’s an incurable disease that affects one in every one million people.

“Unfortunately, these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life,” Dion said in the video. “Sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I’m used to.”

Dion said she hopes to reschedule the tour, but is focusing on her health and family at this time.

“For me to reach you again, I have no choice but to concentrate on my health at this moment,” she continued. “And I have hope that I’m on the road to recovery.” 

It’s wonderful to see her spreading love and smiles with the world again. We love you, Céline!

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