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Celine Dion discusses if she will ever tour again after being diagnosed with rare autoimmune disorder

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Celine Dion has discussed her future plans in the music industry after being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder.

The 56-year-old global superstar revealed she was living with stiff person syndrome in December 2022, forcing her to pull remaining dates of a world tour the following year.

In a new interview with Vogue France, Dion said: “I can’t answer that… Because for four years I’ve been saying to myself that I’m not going back, that I’m ready, that I’m not ready.

“As things stand, I can’t stand here and say to you: ‘Yes, in four months.’ I don’t know... My body will tell me,” Dion continued.

“On the other hand, I don’t just want to wait. It’s morally hard to live from day to day. It’s hard, I’m working very hard and tomorrow will be even harder. Tomorrow is another day. But there’s one thing that will never stop, and that’s the will. It’s the passion. It’s the dream. It’s the determination.”

When Dion was asked what helps her fight the condition, she replied: “I haven’t beat the disease, as it’s still within me and always will be. I hope that we’ll find a miracle, a way to cure it with scientific research, but for now, I have to learn to live with it.

“Five days a week I undergo athletic, physical and vocal therapy. I work on my toes, my knees, my calves, my fingers, my singing, my voice... I have to learn to live with it now and stop questioning myself.”

Going public with her illness in May 2023, Dion told fans the condition affected “every aspect of my daily life”.

She assured people there was a “great team of doctors” helping her back on the road to recovery, but admitted it was “a struggle”.

Dion added: “All I know is singing. It’s what I’ve done all my life and it’s what I love to do the most”.

In March, the singer uploaded a post on Instagram marking International SPS Awareness Day, to raise awareness about the condition.

[ Celine Dion won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1988, but not for Canada…she won the competition on behalf of Switzerland. ]

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