Celine Dion’s children ‘have been her rock’ amid Stiff-person syndrome battle | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
Celine Dion, 54, revealed earlier this month she had been diagnosed with Stiff-person syndrome (SPS), a rare neurological disorder with features of an autoimmune disease. The singer was forced to cancel and reschedule shows due to the diagnosis and has since been supported by her children, who are said to be her “rock”.
Celine shared her three sons – René-Charles Angélil, 21, and 12-year-old twins Eddy Angélil and Nelson Angélil – with her late husband René Angélil.
Now, her children are said to be supporting her as she navigates her condition, with a source praising Eddy and Nelson as “very mature”.
The insider said: “Her kids have been her rock… The twins are very mature for their age and René-Charles checks in and dotes on his mum all the time.”
The source went on to label Celine an “eternal optimist”, claiming she had only recently received the diagnosis.
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They added: “She’s lost none of her fighting spirit and is comforted that at least she knows exactly what she’s dealing with now and there’s comfort that she can alleviate some of the symptoms by getting treatments that are specific for this condition.”
They added to Us Weekly that the My Heart Will Go On singer had been “suffering the symptoms for quite some time”.
Last week, Celine released a statement telling fans she was missing performing but had to focus on her health in order to return to the stage.
She began: “Hello everyone, I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to reach out to you.
“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.”
The legendary singer went on to say she has a “great team of doctors working alongside her” and is being supported by her “precious children”.
“I miss you so much I miss seeing all of you being on the stage performing for you I always give 100 percent when I do my show but my condition is now allowing me to give you that right now,” she continued.
The singer added that in order for her to return to the stage, she had “no choice” but to focus on her health.