Céline Dion Reveals Muscle Spasms Caused Broken Ribs Due to Stiff Person Syndrome

Céline Dion recently opened up about her struggles with stiff person syndrome, revealing that the illness has caused muscle spasms so severe that they broke her ribs. In her first TV interview since being diagnosed with the rare and incurable syndrome in 2022, Dion shared the challenges she faces on a daily basis.

During the interview with Hoda Kotb on NBC News, Dion described the intense muscle spasms she experiences, noting that they can occur in various parts of her body, including her throat, abdomen, spine, and ribs. She explained that the spasms in her throat make it feel like someone is strangling her and limit her ability to speak at a normal pitch.

Despite the physical and emotional toll of living with stiff person syndrome, Dion remains determined to overcome the obstacles it presents. She emphasized the importance of undergoing physical and vocal therapy to maintain her strength and work towards a return to her singing career.

In an upcoming feature-length documentary titled “I Am: Celine Dion,” viewers will get a closer look at Dion’s journey with the illness. Directed by Irene Taylor, the documentary is set to premiere on Prime Video on 25 June, offering a glimpse into the singer’s resilience and unwavering determination.

As Dion continues to navigate the challenges posed by stiff person syndrome, she remains focused on her goal of reclaiming her life and pursuing her passion for music. The full version of her interview with NBC is scheduled to air on 11 June, providing further insight into her courageous battle against the debilitating effects of the rare condition.