Céline Dion Posts Rare Video Of Her Experiencing A 10-Minute 'Crisis' Seizure

Céline Dion has released poignant footage showing her experiencing a severe 'crisis' seizure in her latest documentary.
Céline Dion Posts Rare Video Of Her Experiencing A 10-Minute 'Crisis' Seizure

Céline Dion has released poignant footage showing her experiencing a severe ‘crisis’ seizure in her latest documentary.

In December 2022, the renowned 56-year-old singer disclosed to her fans that she is battling stiff person syndrome (SPS), a rare neurological disorder.

This condition, which occurs in only one or two people per million, primarily causes muscle stiffness and painful spasms, as noted by John Hopkins Medicine.

Additional symptoms include difficulty walking, double vision, and slurred speech, which can progressively worsen.

In an Instagram video where she discussed her diagnosis, Céline told her followers: “Unfortunately, these 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.”

She also shared that she ‘almost died’ due to this severe condition.

The newly released Amazon Prime documentary, I Am: Céline Dion, includes scenes that vividly illustrate the intensity of the singer’s muscle spasms.

Céline Dion Posts Rare Video Of Her Experiencing A 10-Minute ‘Crisis’ Seizure

A distressing video shows the Canadian singer experiencing a ‘crisis,’ which brings about 10 minutes of excruciating pain.

In the footage, she is seen struggling to breathe, her bare feet stiffening as she goes through the intense episode.

Medical professionals are shown positioning her comfortably, monitoring her vital signs, and attempting to manage the relentless spasms.

After the episode eases, Céline sits up and drapes a blanket around herself, confessing how losing bodily control can be deeply humiliating.

 Céline Dion Posts Rare Video Of Her Experiencing A 10-Minute ‘Crisis’ Seizure

Addressing the camera, she expresses her feelings: “Every time something like this happens it makes you feel so embarrassed and so, like, I don’t know how to express it, it’s just… you know, like to not have control of yourself…”

The documentary I Am: Céline Dion provides a poignant look into the life of the ‘My Heart Will Go On’ singer after she stepped back from public life following her diagnosis with stiff person syndrome (SPS).

Irene Taylor, the director of the documentary, initially hesitated to record the ‘crisis’ seizure, but chose to proceed because Céline had instructed her not ’to ask permission to film something’.

“I did decide to keep filming, knowing that we didn’t have to use it,” Taylor revealed to Press Associates, adding that Céline insisted on including the footage in the documentary.

Céline Dion Posts Rare Video Of Her Experiencing A 10-Minute ‘Crisis’ Seizure

She continued: “Believe it or not, she left that location in very high spirits. And she was actually taking care of me.”

“She squeezed my hand and she was just about to drive away in the car, she reached her hand out the window. And she said, ‘Don’t worry about what happened.’”

“And I think that was her way of saying, if you filmed that you know, it’s OK.”

I Am: Céline Dion is now available for streaming on Amazon Pri

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