Legendary Canadian singer Céline Dion has rescheduled several European tour dates due to a recent diagnosis of a rare neurological disorder called stiff-person syndrome.
In two videos posted Thursday to Dion’s social media accounts (both in English and French), she claimed the debilitating disease does not allow her “to sing the way I’m used to.”
Stiff-person syndrome is an incurable disorder that causes progressive muscle rigidity and spasms. Those diagnosed with the disorder can be disabled, bedridden or unable to care for themselves, according to The Stiff Person Syndrome Research Foundation.
For Dion, 54, she said the muscle spasms she suffers “affect every aspect of my daily life.”