Celine Dion, 54, revealed earlier this month she had been diagnosed with Stiff-person syndrome (SPS), a rare neurological disorder with features of an autoimmune disease. The singer was forced to cancel and reschedule shows on account of the diagnosis and has since been supported by her children, who’re said to be her “rock”.
Celine shared her three sons – René-Charles Angélil, 21, and 12-year-old twins Eddy Angélil and Nelson Angélil – together with her late husband René Angélil.
Now, her children are said to be supporting her as she navigates her condition, with a source praising Eddy and Nelson as “very mature”.
The insider said: “Her kids have been her rock… The twins are very mature for his or her age and René-Charles checks in and dotes on his mum on a regular basis.”
The source went on to label Celine an “everlasting optimist”, claiming she had only recently received the diagnosis.
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They added: “She’s lost none of her fighting spirit and is comforted that not less than she knows exactly what she’s coping with now and there is comfort that she will be able to alleviate among the symptoms by getting treatments which might be specific for this condition.”
They added to Us Weekly that the My Heart Will Go On singer had been “suffering the symptoms for quite a while”.
Last week, Celine released a press release telling fans she was missing performing but needed to concentrate on her health with a view to return to the stage.
She began: “Hello everyone, I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to achieve out to you.
“Unfortunately, these spasms affect every aspect of my every day life sometimes causing difficulties after I walk and never allowing me to make use of my vocal chords to sing the best way I’m used to.”
The legendary singer went on to say she has a “great team of doctors working alongside her” and is being supported by her “precious children”.
“I miss you a lot I miss seeing all of you being on the stage performing for you I at all times give one hundred pc after I do my show but my condition is now allowing me to offer you that immediately,” she continued.
The singer added that to ensure that her to return to the stage, she had “no selection” but to concentrate on her health.