Claudette Dion, the sister of the “My Heart Will Go On” singer, Celine Dion, says her sister’s pain cannot be helped as she continues to battle with Stiff Person Syndrome.
Giving an update on the singer’s health condition, in an interview with Hello!, Claudette said “She’s doing everything to recover.” “She’s a strong woman.”
“It’s an illness we know so little about,” Claudette stated. “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.”
“There’s little we can do to support her, to alleviate her pain,” she added.
She expressed hope that researchers will eventually find a cure for the disorder.
“We’re crossing our fingers that researchers will find a remedy for this awful illness,” she declared.
The 55-year-old Grammy Award winner, in an emotional video on social media, revealed that she was diagnosed with the disorder in December.
The pop icon said the spasms “affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I’m used to,” as she cancelled all concerts scheduled for the year.
Johns Hopkins Medicine described the condition as a “rare autoimmune neurological disorder that most commonly causes muscle stiffness and painful spasms that come and go and can worsen over time.” It has no cure.
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