Health Update And Will Celine Dion Tour Again?

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Grammy-winning powerhouse Celine Dion has been candid about her health journey, revealing her battle with stiff person syndrome (SPS) and her determination to overcome its challenges. In a recent interview with Vogue France, the iconic singer shared insights into her rigorous training regimen and her hopes for the future.

Dion, 56, disclosed her intense daily routine, likening it to that of an athlete. “Five days a week I undergo athletic, physical and vocal therapy,” she revealed. “I have to learn to live with it now and stop questioning myself.” Despite grappling with questions about her diagnosis, Dion remains resilient, focusing on her physical and vocal exercises to manage her condition.

While the prospect of returning to the stage remains uncertain, Dion expressed her determination. “I can’t answer that,” she admitted when asked about touring again. “My body will tell me.”

“On the other hand,” she added, “I don’t just want to wait. It’s morally hard to live from day to day. It’s hard, I’m working very hard and tomorrow will be even harder. Tomorrow is another day. But there’s one thing that will never stop, and that’s the will. It’s the passion. It’s the dream. It’s the determination.”

SPS, a rare neurological disorder, has challenged Dion both physically and emotionally. Despite the setbacks, she remains hopeful for a cure while striving to adapt and thrive with her condition. “I want to be the best I can be,” Dion asserted. “My goal is to see the Eiffel Tower again!”

The singer’s love for performing is deeply ingrained, reflecting on her lifelong career in music. “I started performing when I was 5. Did I want to be a singer? I never had time to ask myself that question. Did people come to see me to hear me tell jokes or to hear me sing? I am a singer,” she said.

“I sing in English, in French, I’ve sung in Mandarin, I’ve sung in Japanese, in Spanish and in Italian and people have come, they’ve always come,” she added. “That, for me, was the proof that I was, and that I am, truly a singer. One thing’s for sure, I’ll love that feeling until the day I die.”

Hear more about Dion’s health battle in the video below.

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