Celine Dion vows to return to stage despite battling rare disorder

Celine Dion has openly declared her intention to return to performing, regardless of the severe challenges posed by her diagnosis with stiff person syndrome, a rare neurological disorder.

During a recent interview with on NBC's Today, the iconic singer discussed how the condition has affected her physical abilities and her singing career. Stiff person syndrome, which Dion has been battling since the 2000s, has progressively impacted her muscle control and breathing, making performances increasingly difficult.

"I'm gonna go back onstage, even if I have to crawl. Even if I have to talk with my hands. I will. I will," Dion firmly stated. "Not just because I have to, or because I need to. It's because I want to. And I miss it." Reflecting on her struggles, Dion shared insights into the early signs of her illness and her determination to continue performing against medical advice. The pandemic provided Dion with a much-needed break to focus on her health, culminating in her public announcement of the diagnosis in December 2022.