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Celine Dion ‘Optimistic’ About Returning To Stage Amid Health Battle

Photo from Celine Dion’s Instagram

Celine Dion ‘Optimistic’ About Returning To Stage Amid Health Battle

By Movieguide® Contributor

Celine Dion made a rare public appearance for Katy Perry’s closing Vegas residency show. 

The singer was seen “dancing throughout the show, giving fans and officials more confidence she can return to the stage in 2024,” per Fox News. 

“AEG reps have remained optimistic she will eventually be healthy enough to perform a residency production at the theater,” the outlet continued. 

Dion has largely stayed out of the public eye following her announcement that she had been diagnosed with stiff person syndrome. 

“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 said in a video sharing her diagnosis. “Unfortunately, these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I’m used to.”

Earlier this year, the “My Heart Will Go On” singer was forced to cancel a planned tour. 

“I’m so sorry to disappoint all of you once again. I’m working really hard to build back my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you’re 100%,” she wrote on Instagram. “It’s not fair to you to keep postponing the shows, and even though it breaks my heart, it’s best that we cancel everything now until I’m really ready to be back on stage again. I want you all to know, I’m not giving up… and I can’t wait to see you again!” 

Movieguide® previously reported on Dion’s efforts to recover and return to performing:

Grammy Award winner Celine Dion’s sister, Claudette Dion, has updated fans about the singer’s stiff-person syndrome diagnosis.  

“She’s doing everything to recover. She’s a strong woman,” Claudette told HELLO! Canada

But Claudette is hopeful that researchers and experts will be able to find a cure for her sister. 

“We’re crossing our fingers that researchers will find a remedy for this awful illness,” she stated.