Legendary singer Celine Dion has made her much-anticipated return to the music scene after facing significant health challenges in recent months.
The 55-year-old icon was diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome in 2022, a rare autoimmune movement disorder, which led to the cancellation of several tour dates last year as she focused on her recovery.
Now, Celine is back with new music and a role in a feature film. She recently announced the upcoming release of “Love Again”, the soundtrack for the aforementioned movie.
The album, which will be available on May 12, marks her first new music since her 2019 album, “Courage”.
It features five new songs and some of her most iconic hits like “All By Myself” and “It's All Coming Back To Me Now.”
In addition to her new music, Celine has made her big-screen debut in “Love Again”, alongside Priyanka Chopra and Sam Heughan.
Reflecting on the experience, she told Metro: "I had a lot of fun doing this movie... I think it's a wonderful feel-good story, and I hope that people will like it, and like the new songs too."
Fans have been eagerly awaiting Celine's comeback and were thrilled when she shared a snippet of the title track on Instagram.
They filled the comments section with praise and excitement, expressing their love for her new song and their anticipation for the movie and soundtrack.
“Celine we adore every second of that track! it is so beautiful! We love you,” one follower gushed.
Said another: “Celine you blow us away with this beautiful song.”
Last December, Celine opened up about her battle with stiff-person syndrome in a heartfelt video, revealing that the disorder had been causing her debilitating spasms.
She shared that her condition affected her daily life, making it difficult for her to walk and sing as she used to.
With the support of her children and a team of dedicated doctors, Celine has been working towards recovery and regaining her strength, which you can learn more about in the video below.
Stiff-person syndrome is an incredibly rare disorder, affecting only about one in every million people.
It is characterized by muscle rigidity in the trunk and limbs, heightened sensitivity to stimuli, and muscle spasms.
Symptoms can develop at any age but typically appear between ages 30 and 60, with women being diagnosed twice as often as men.
On Celine's Instagram video in December, in which the singer opened up about her health battle, Claudette said: "She has done it with composure. I know she was holding herself back. It wasn’t done in a moment of crisis, with tears, in distress. She simply explained what it was."
On her famous sister's strength, she added: "Rather than crying about her fate, I’m trying to send her positive vibes and to make sure that one day, she’ll be able to get back on stage."
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