Céline Dion shared uncertainty regarding her return to performing, emphasizing her focus on diligent work and listening to her body’s cues to determine the right timing.

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

In a recent interview with ‘Vogue France,’ the renowned vocalist opened up about her experience living with stiff-person syndrome, shedding light on the challenges she faces due to the condition.

In a recent interview with Vogue France, the powerhouse vocalist, aged 56, discussed her ongoing battle with stiff-person syndrome and shared her uncertainties about returning to the stage. Dion expressed her difficulty in pinpointing a definite timeline, stating, “I can’t answer that… Because for four years I’ve been saying to myself that I’m not going back, that I’m ready, that I’m not ready.” She emphasized the importance of listening to her body’s signals and hinted at the unpredictability of her eventual comeback, while also expressing a desire to not merely wait indefinitely.


The “I’m Alive” singer elaborated, expressing the moral and emotional challenges of navigating each day while grappling with stiff-person syndrome. Despite the difficulties, Dion emphasized her relentless work ethic and unwavering determination, highlighting the enduring power of her will, passion, and dreams.

Dion’s revelation of her diagnosis in late 2022 shed light on the rare and incurable nature of stiff-person syndrome, a condition that can severely impact one’s quality of life by causing muscle spasms and affecting the central nervous system.

According to a source close to Dion, she has been dedicated to her health and well-being, striving to reach a point where she can return to performing live. In her interview with Vogue France, Dion shared insights into her daily struggles with the illness and her ongoing efforts to optimize her health and capabilities, striving to be the best version of herself despite the challenges she faces.


Dion candidly acknowledged that she has not overcome the challenges posed by stiff-person syndrome, recognizing that the condition remains a part of her life indefinitely. While she holds onto hope for a medical breakthrough, she has come to terms with the reality of living with the disease.

Describing her current routine, Dion revealed that she dedicates five days a week to rigorous therapy sessions focused on physical and vocal exercises. She emphasizes the importance of accepting her condition and ceasing to question why it afflicts her. Initially plagued by thoughts of “why me?” and self-doubt, Dion has shifted her focus toward adaptation and perseverance.

The musician’s last tour was in 2020, but it was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many dates were rescheduled, they were later canceled due to health complications stemming from her stiff-person syndrome diagnosis.


Dion reflected on the uncertainties of life, acknowledging that sometimes there are no clear answers to the challenges we face. Despite the inexplicable nature of her illness, she remains resolute in her approach to managing it.

For Dion, there are two paths: either she commits herself to rigorous training and hard work or she resigns herself to inaction. However, she has chosen the former, dedicating herself to intense physical and vocal therapy alongside her medical team. Her determination stems from a desire to optimize her abilities and pursue her passions to the fullest extent possible.

Her upcoming Prime Video documentary, “I Am: Céline Dion,” will provide insight into her health journey and the obstacles she has overcome. Through her perseverance, Dion hopes to once again experience the joy of seeing iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, symbolizing her unwavering spirit and resilience.