After facing health struggles throughout the year, Céline Dion shares that she was recently diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder.
The 'My Heart Will Go On' singer has revealed she is battling SPS, also known as stiff person syndrome - an incurable and extremely rare autoimmune movement disorder impacting the central nervous system in the brain and spinal cord.
In an Instagram video, Céline shared a message to her fans in both French and English: "Recently, I’ve been diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder called stiff person syndrome, which affects something like one in a million people.
"While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know this is what’s been causing all of the spasms that I’ve been having."
She admitted the spasms are affecting "every aspect" of her life, including "sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I'm used to".
Céline continued: "It hurts me to tell you today that this means I won’t be ready to restart my tour in Europe in February.
"I have a great team of doctors working alongside me to help me get better and my precious children who are supporting me and giving me help."
She added: "All I know is singing it’s what I’ve done all my life, and its what I love to do the most.
"I miss you so much. I miss seeing all of you and being on the stage performing for you. I always give 100% when I do my show, but my condition is not allowing me to give you that right now.
"For me to reach you again I have no choice but to concentrate on my health at this moment, and I have hope that I'm on the road to recovery. This is my focus, and I’m doing everything I can to recuperate."