Celine Dion's Sister Hopes for a 'Miracle' Amid Singer's Health Battle

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Celine Dion's sister Claudette gave an update on the iconic singer's health amid her Stiff Person Syndrome diagnosis.

In a new interview with Hello! Canada, the 74-year-old shared that her sister's morale is "extremely strong.

Claudette continued, "She's a strong woman. You know, in our family, singing is a passion. We can't deny it. Whether we have a headache, or a heartache, whatever is going on, we can't live without it. It will always be a passion for her. We're crossing our fingers that researchers will find a remedy for this awful illness."

As for how Stiff Person Syndrome affects Dion's everyday life, Claudette shared that her sister experiences spasms that are "impossible to control."

"You know how 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 said.

She added, "We pray and cross our fingers that researchers will come together to find a way to help our little sister. She's someone who’s given so much love, so much time. She’s been there for so many people. Everyone around the world loves her."

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Dion's older sister is hopeful that the Canadian icon will recover, revealing that five is the chanteuse's lucky number and "this year she turned 55—twice the number 5!" Claudette added, "I'm convinced good things will happen. I wish her a miracle. I hope something wonderful happens, because this is her lucky year."

Claudette had previously spoken about her sister's health in early August, revealing to Le Journal de Montreal that their sister Linda had moved into Dion's home to take care of her. Linda had reportedly told Claudette that Dion is "working hard" and "listening to the top researchers in the field of this rare disease as much as possible."

Dion first revealed her diagnosis of the rare, incurable disorder in Dec. 2022, in an emotional video shared on social medial. At the time, she said that 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."

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