In 2022, Dion announced that she had been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome — a rare, progressive neurological disorder.

Celine Dion’s sister, Claudette, is letting fans know the singer is working hard to get back her strength amid her battle with Stiff Person Syndrome.

In an interview with HELLO! Canada, Claudette shared a hopeful update on her superstar sibling’s diagnosis as she battles with the rare neurological disorder. Although the 74-year-old acknowledged that they know “so little” about the illness, she says that Celine is “doing everything to recover.”

“There are spasms — they’re impossible to control. You know who 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,” she tells the outlet, explaining the¬†symptoms linked to the syndrome. “There’s little we can do to support her, to alleviate her pain.”

As Claudette revealed last month, their sister, Linda, has moved into Celine’s home, where she also lives with her three sons Ren√©-Charles, Eddy, and Nelson, to aid in her care. 

The rest of the family — of which the 55-year-old is the youngest of 14 —  has lent their support and strength to the singer as much as possible. “It’s comforting for us all [to have them near Celine]… We’re crossing our fingers that researchers will find a remedy for this awful illness,” Claudette adds..

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