Celine Dion, after a prolonged absence, emerged in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday night as she continues to confront stiff-person syndrome, a rare neurological disorder.
The 55-year-old music sensation made a heartwarming public appearance for the first time in three and a half years, and her fans were overjoyed. She attended an exhilarating hockey match between the Montreal Canadiens and the Vegas Golden Knights.
Chantal Machabée, the vice president of hockey communications for Montreal, captured this touching moment and shared it on her Instagram.
In the video, Celine Dion, exuding a remarkable sense of positivity, shared an affectionate hug with Machabée, symbolizing her unwavering spirit and the support she continues to receive in her battle against stiff-person syndrome.
Machabée expressed her gratitude, saying, “A great visit to our game in Vegas yesterday. Thank you Celine Dion for your generosity. The whole team was very happy to meet you and your family.”
After the game, Celine, accompanied by her son René-Charles and her twins Nelson and Eddy, posed for pictures with some of the athletes.
Celine Dion disclosed her diagnosis of Moersch-Woltman Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder commonly referred to as Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS), in 2022. This condition leads to agonizing muscle spasms.
Her older sister, Claudette Dion, aged 74, expressed her concern about the limited options available to support their “resilient” sister and alleviate her suffering.
Dion revealed her condition in December, which necessitated the cancellation of her Courage World Tour.