Celine Dion is “doing everything she can” as she continues to battle her incurable stiff person syndrome diagnosis, according to the singer’s sister.
Speaking to HELLO! Canada, Claudette Dion, said there’s little she and the family can do to help her strong sister, and alleviate her pain.
“She’s doing everything to recover. She’s a strong woman. It’s an illness we know so little about. There are spasms — they’re impossible to control. You know who people often jump up in the night because of a cramp in the leg or the calf? It’s a bit like that, but in all muscles.” she told the outlet.
According to the National Institutes of Health, stiff person syndrome is a rare, progressive neurological disorder that can cause stiff muscles in the torso, arms and legs. It affects about one in a million people.
Their sister Linda and her husband have since moved into Celine’s Las Vegas home to act as caretakers.
“It’s comforting for us all to have them near Celine,” Claudette added.
Last month, Claudette revealed that despite working with top researchers in the field, the Grammy winner has seen little improvement in her health.
“We can’t find any medicine that works, but having hope is important,” Claudette told Le Journal de Montreal.
Celine revealed her diagnosis in December 2022, which forced her to pull the plug on her Courage World Tour. Celine announced with tremendous disappointment that she was canceling over 40 of her tour dates due to the debilitating disorder.