By Alicia Stanford for Dailymail.Com
17:32 22 December 2023, updated 18:06 22 December 2023
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Celine Dion's battle to return to the stage will continue.
According to sources, the 55-year-old hitmaker, who lost control of her muscles due to Stiff Person Syndrome, is working hard to overcome her condition.
“Celine has been taking time to focus on her health but plans to take the stage again once she gets the green light from her medical team,” the source claimed.
Another knowledgeable person corroborates these assertions.
“She remains positive and optimistic and does her physical therapy every day,” the insider said.
Returning to the stage in some form is her lifelong dream, even if she can no longer sing; She just wants to see those bright faces.
Stiff person syndrome is “a rare autoimmune neurological disorder that mostly causes muscle stiffness and painful spasms that come and go and can get worse over time,” according to John Hopkins Medicine.
The Grammy winner was last seen at a hockey game in Las Vegas with her twins Eddie and Nelson, 13, and eldest son Charles Rene, 22, watching the Montreal Canadiens lose to the Golden Knights.
Celine shared her children with her late husband, René Angelil.
“My kids and I had a great time visiting the Montreal Canadiens after their hockey game with the Vegas Golden Knights in Las Vegas on Monday night,” the My Heart Will Go On singer posted on November 1.
They played very well, what a match!! Thanks for meeting us after the game, guys! That was unforgettable for all of us. Have a great season! – Celine xx…'
Although she won't be releasing any new music in the near future, Celine and her team made sure to keep her fans informed about the 25th anniversary of her holiday album, These Are Special Times.
“In 1998, after releasing the critically acclaimed albums Falling Into You, Let's Talk About Love and S'il suffisait d'aimer, Celine gave us her precious gift for the holidays. These are special times,” her team wrote on social media.
“This beloved holiday album includes such classics as O Holy Night, Happy Xmas (The War Is Over), and The Pray, a beautiful duet with Andrea Bocelli.”
“And now, 25 years later, These Are Special Times remains one of the best-selling holiday albums of all time.”
About 12 million copies of the LP were sold.
The Power of Love artist announced last December that she had been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome and would be stepping away from performing.
“I've been dealing with health issues for a long time and it's been very difficult for me to face these challenges and talk about everything I've been through,” she said in an emotional video.
Although she initially postponed her Courage World Tour until spring 2024, the Golden Globe winner made the decision to cancel it in May.
“Even though it breaks my heart, it's better that we cancel everything now until I'm truly ready to get back on stage again,” she told her loyal fans.
It seems that the determined artist has fulfilled her promise she made earlier this year to continue working on her health. “I want you all to know that I won't give up…and I can't wait to see you again!” she said at the time.
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