Celine Dion announced that she was diagnosed with a rare debilitating medical condition. Her sister Claudette Dion has since provided an update on her health.
In a recent interview, Claudette, one of the 14 Dion siblings, revealed how the Queen of Power Ballads is handling her illness and candidly divulged more about the condition.
Celine Dion pictured in Lower Manhattan on March 8, 2020 in New York City | Source: Getty Images
“She’s doing everything to recover. She’s a strong woman,” said Claudette, adding that the family knows little about Celine’s condition. The Grammy Award winner’s sibling stated there is nothing much the family can do for the star to ease her “pain.”
Claudette, 74, highlighted the symptoms of the illness, saying, “There are spasms – they’re impossible to control. You know when people often jump up in the night because of a cramp in the leg or the calf? It’s a bit like that, but in all muscles.”
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Celine Dion attending the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala on May 2, 2019 in New York | Source: Getty Images
In December 2022, 55-year-old Celine revealed in an emotional video on social media that she had been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome.
The Candian native told fans that she was suffering from spasms that were affecting her daily routine, making it challenging for her to walk. The condition has also affected her vocal cords.
Celine Dion during an interview on “Good Morning America” on May 12, 2016 | Source: Getty Images
Celine, who grew up in a large musical family, has since canceled plans for concerts and decided to pause her Courage world tour until she eventually recovers and is able enough to grace the stage again.
The award-winning artist, who sings pop music, has since retreated from the public eye and has reportedly been cared for by “a great team of doctors” and a sports-medicine therapist to regain her strength.
Celine Is Based in Las Vegas Where She Has Her Residency
Celine reportedly lives with her three sons, René-Charles, Eddy, and Nelson, whom she welcomed with her late husband, René Angelil, who sadly died in January 2016 at age 73.
She previously owned a waterpark after she and her spouse purchased a five-acre plot of land in 2008 and built their dream estate from scratch two years later.
The property, inspired by the Bahamas, featured 13 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. It also had various water features, including two pools, two slides, and a lazy river.
However, Celine, who began singing professionally at age 12, decided to sell the house after she made a career move to relocate to Las Vegas, where she signed a deal for her residency in 2005. It made it easier for her to be there with her loved ones.
Still, the abode in Jupiter Island, with a waterpark, remained on the market for quite some time, and Celine only managed to make a sale four years later, selling it for $38.5 million at the time.
“The Power of Love” singer sold her former home with her spouse Angelil, a musical producer and talent manager, only a year after he passed away.
Celine reportedly sold off another property in Summerlin, Las Vegas, in April 2023 for a whopping $30 million. She bought the newly built mansion in 2017 for $9.2 million.
The global superstar spent several years remodeling the home before successfully selling it off this year. It remains unclear whether she ever lived there or is merely flipping houses.
The house is 31,000 square feet and sits over an acre of land overlooking a golf course. It features an underground garage and a massive swimming pool. There are four bedrooms and twelve bathrooms throughout the home, including a furnished basement and spa.
Celine’s 1.5-acre current home in Las Vegas is situated in Henderson, Nevada, which she and her husband Angelil purchased in 2003 for $1.2 million. She renovated it shortly after moving in, having relocated in 2003.
The estate sits over an acre of land spanning over 8,100 square feet and features four bedrooms, six bathrooms, and three fireplaces.
Amid the pandemic, Celine filmed a video from her kitchen urging fans to stay home. The glimpse inside her kitchen showed her sitting in front of a large shelving.
The theme of the space is white gloss-fronted cabinets and stainless-steel fittings. The mother of three showed off another room in her house, which featured an all-white theme.
There were white leather tub chairs, a high-shine white table, and drapes. In addition, Celine reportedly added a collection of candles to the space.
It also consists of a detached guest house, which sits on 2,000 square feet and has one bedroom and one bathroom. The outdoor grounds feature a basketball court and a big pool. The home is estimated to be $4.5 million.
The “That’s the Way It Is” hitmaker previously owned multiple properties, including her Montreal home in her native land, Québec. Celine found success on the Las Vegas Strip, where she has performed for nearly twenty years at the Colosseum and Caesar’s Palace
At the beginning of her residency, the songstress reportedly earned $500,000 per show, meaning if she had 3-5 shows weekly, she made an average of $2 million monthly.
The Hollywood star became one of the most renowned singers to start a residency. Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Mariah Carey followed suit, having signed deals for their residencies in the past years.
An aerial view of Celine Dion’s home in Summerlain, Las Vegas | Source: YouTube/FamousLuxury
An exterior view of Celine Dion’s home in Summerlain, Las Vegas | Source: YouTube/FamousLuxury
An entry-way view of Celine Dion’s former home in Summerlin, Las Vegas | Source: YouTube/FamousEntertainment
An exterior view of Celine Dion’s home in Jupiter Island, Florida | Source: YouTube/TODAY
An interior view of Celine Dion’s open plan home in Jupiter Island, Florida | Source: YouTube/CNBCPrime
An exterior view of Celine Dion’s home in Henderson, Nevada | Source: YouTube/ALLABOUT
An interior view of Celine Dion’s home in Henderson, Nevada | Source: YouTube/ALLABOUT
Caesar’s Palace built a 4,000-seat arena inspired by the Roman Colosseum, and her residency called “A New Day” became an instant success and sold out every show.
Celine is regarded as one of the best-selling female artists, alongside the likes of Mariah Carey and Madonna. She garnered worldwide success with hit songs such as “Because You Loved Me, “My Heart Will Go On,” and I’m Alive,” and has won numerous awards and accolades.