Celine Dion Shares Rare Photo With 3 Sons Amid Stiff Person Syndrome Battle

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Celine Dion

Celine Dion is still determined to fight in her ongoing battle with Stiff Person Syndrome—and fortunately, she has her family by her side to support her while she does it.

The powerhouse vocalist, 55, shared a photo with her three kids on social media this week as she commemorated International Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS) Awareness Day on Friday, March 15.

In the rare family snap, Dion posed with her three sons, René-Charles, 23, and twins Eddy and Nelson, 13, whom she shared with her late husband René Angélil. (The music producer, who also served as Dion's talent manager, died at 73 in 2016, following a battle with cancer.)

The "My Heart Will Go On" singer wrapped her arms around her youngest boys in the Instagram pic on Friday, as she used the caption to share an important message about SPS Awareness.

"As many of you know, in the fall of 2022, I was diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS)," she wrote. "Trying to overcome this autoimmune disorder has been one of the hardest experiences of my life." 

But despite the challenges, Dion assured fans that she is still "determined to one day get back onto the stage and live as normal of a life as possible."

She then gave a shoutout to all of her supporters—including her sons—as she expressed, "I am deeply grateful for the love and support from my kids, family team and all of you!"

Dion also took a moment to address those who also have been touched by this condition, as she wrote, "I want to send my encouragement and support to all those around the world that have been affected by SPS."

"I want you to know you can do it!" she added. "We can do it!"

The message concluded with the sign-off, "Love Celine xx..."

Dion's post comes just days after she was spotted making a rare public appearance with the Edmonton Oilers hockey team earlier in the week, where she appeared to be in good spirits amid her ongoing health battle.

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