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    What Is Stiff Person Syndrome, The Condition Celine Dion Is Suffering From?

    Celine Dion is famous for her powerful and technically strong voice. The Canadian singer is the best-selling French-language artist and Canadian artist of all time. With over 200 million global record sales, Dion is also one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

    However, recently a sad news about her has surfaced. The Falling into You singer is suffering from a rare health condition called Stiff Person Syndrome. She unveiled that she’s been suffering from it for a long time. Let’s find out detail about this syndrome.

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    What Is A Stiff Person Syndrome?

    Stiff Person Syndrome
    Stiff Person Syndrome

    Stiff Person Syndrome is a rare neurological condition that causes muscle stiffness and spasms. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, it also causes heightened sensitivity to sound and light and emotional distress.

    These things can trigger muscle spasms that can be severe at times, so much so that they can cause a bone fracture, and a fall can lead to serious injury.

    Dr. Emile Sami Moukheiber of the Stiff Person Syndrome Center at Johns Hopkins Medicine said: “It frequently is associated with muscle spasms, which could be quite severe. These can cause falls, severe pain and significant disability”.

    She also stated that falls from frequent spasms are common and they can be “precipitated by startle, severe emotions, cold weather.” SPS takes years to diagnose and there is no cure. Its treatment includes anti-anxiety medicines and muscle relaxants to slow down the spasms.

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    Celine Dion Has Been Suffering From This Condition

    Celine Dion
    Celine Dion

    The French-Canadian singer took to Instagram recently and told her 5.2m followers that she’s been suffering from Stiff Person Syndrome for a long time. Dion will not be able to play her 2023’s planned shows in the UK and Europe.

    I’ve been dealing with problems with my health for a long time,” she said. “And it’s been really difficult for me to face these challenges and to talk about everything that I’ve been going through“.

    The 54-year-old singer said that this condition “affects something like one in a million people” and it has been causing her frequent muscle spasms.

    Unfortunately, these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal chords to sing the way I’m used to“, Dion explained.

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