Las Vegas is reacting to Céline Dion‘s recent diagnosis.
As we reported last week, the 54-year-old singer revealed she has been diagnosed with a neurological disorder called Stiff Person Syndrome. That malady has forced her to cancel some 2023 tour dates and postpone others. And it’s also affecting local life in Sin City, where Dion lives, as insiders grapple with the fallout from the diagnosis.
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For one, Vegas residents are pondering what may happen to Céline’s performance schedule following this health reveal. One local journalist in the Nevada party city, Scott Roeben, told Page Six that Dion’s legendary 16-year-long residency at Caesars Palace helped propel Vegas into what it is today. And without Celine on the docket possibly ever again the city will have lost something.
Of course, the My Heart Will Go On singer had long been a fixture in the desert town. She first started canceling shows there in October of last year, though. At the time, she told fans she was dealing with “severe” muscle spasms.
Her more recent diagnosis of Stiff Person Syndrome has made the situation even more urgent. As Roeben indicated, it could be possible she never returns to performing. That would be just awful. The journalist explained what sources are saying:
Much of this most recent struggle has roots long before the Stiff Person Syndrome diagnosis, though. And the issues go far beyond just the singer’s physical health.
Some insiders are worried about Celine’s outlook and mental health following the death of her beloved husband and manager René Angélil. Of course, he died back in 2016 following a battle with throat cancer. He
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