December 8, 2022 was a shock for Celine Dion fans. At that time, the singer addressed the public with a video, reporting on a rare disease called stiff person syndrome.
The 55-year-old suffers from this muscle disease, as a result of which those affected are severely restricted in their movements. You can read more about the disease here.
Céline Dion initially postponed her planned “Courage World Tour” but ultimately had to cancel it completely due to her condition. Since then, her music career has been on hold and the singer has largely withdrawn from the public eye. Claudette Dion revealed a few weeks ago that her famous sister’s health had barely improved despite working with “the best researchers in the field.” “We can’t find medicines that work, but it’s important to have hope,” she told Le Journal de Montreal.
Celine Dion shows up at a sporting event
Fans are worried about Celine Dion. But now she gave them a reason to breathe a sigh of relief: the 55-year-old appeared in public for the first time in a long time. The Canadian attended a game of her hometown team Montreal Canadiens in the North American ice hockey league NHL. The game was played in Las Vegas, where she has lived for many years.
A video shared by the team on X (formerly Twitter) shows Céline Dion visiting the players’ locker room after the match – and she didn’t come alone. Her three sons, 22-year-old René-Charles and 13-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy, accompanied the singer. They posed for the cameras together during the rare appearance.
Celine Dion is warmly greeted and hugged by Canadiens coach Martin St. Louis in the clip. The singer appears exuberant, claps her hands, talks animatedly and smiles again and again. “Stay healthy, boys,” she tells the team at the end.
For her fans, the appearance is a reason for relief. In the comments on the post, numerous followers of the “My Heart Will Go On” interpreter expressed their joy. “It’s so good to see you! We miss you”, “You look incredible” or “She’s so brave and will get through this” are just a few of the many comments.