Celine Dion defies rare neurological disorder with new release 'Love Again' after 4-year hiatus, makes acting debut
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Canadian singer Celine Dion has recently released her first new music in four years. The release comes four months after she publicly revealed her diagnosis with stiff-person syndrome. The new song called 'Love Again', was recorded for the movie of the same name, which also marks Dion's acting debut.
The movie features a star-studded cast, including Sam Heughan and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and the song serves as its soundtrack. Dion, who is 55 years old, is best known for her hit song 'My Heart Will Go On' which was featured in the 1997 blockbuster movie 'Titanic'. "NEW TRACK ALERT!" the singer wrote on Instagram on Thursday, April 13. "Available now, Love Again, the title track from the motion picture. Mark your calendars, on May 5, the movie hits theatres and on May 12, the full album, featuring 5 new Celine songs, will be available!"
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'I hope that people will like it'
In the movie 'Love Again', Dion plays herself, and the film also includes a special appearance by Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra Jonas' husband. "I had a lot of fun doing this movie," Dion said in a press release. "And to have the privilege of appearing with the beautiful and talented actors Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Sam Heughan in my very first feature film is a gift that I will cherish forever. I think it's a wonderful feel-good story, and I hope that people will like it, and like the new songs too."
On December, 2022, Celine Dion revealed she had SPS
Last December, Dion announced that she had been diagnosed with stiff person syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that affects only one in a million people. The disease causes uncontrollable muscle stiffness, which can ultimately result in the sufferer becoming like a "human statue" as the condition progressively locks the body into rigid positions and leaves the person unable to walk or talk. Although there is no known cure for SPS, there are treatments that can slow down the disease's progression. Dion stated that she is doing everything in her power to manage her symptoms and minimize the impact of the disease on her life.
On December 8, Celine Dion took to Instagram to address her fans in an emotional post, revealing that her disease had forced her to postpone her European tour. "Hello everyone, I'm sorry it's taken me so long to reach out to you. I miss you all so much and can’t wait to be on stage talking to you in person," she said. "Recently, I’ve been diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder called the stiff person syndrome, which affects one in a million people. While we’re still learning about this rare condition, we now know this is what’s been causing all the spasms I’ve been having," she added. "It hurts me to tell you today that this means I won’t be ready to restart my tour in Europe in February," she revealed. Dion concluded, saying, "Take care of yourselves. Be well. I love you guys so much and I really hope I can see you again real soon."