Celine Dion puts on impromptu performance backstage at the Grammys amid battle with stiff person syndrome

Celine Dion, the legendary singer, made a heartwarming surprise appearance at this year’s Grammys, not only to present the Album of the Year but also to grace the backstage area with an impromptu performance. Amid her battle with stiff person syndrome, a condition she publicly disclosed in December 2022, Dion has been relatively absent from the public eye. However, her participation in the Grammys, marked by a spontaneous vocal exchange with Grammy-nominated artist Sonyaé, captivated many and highlighted her enduring vocal talent.

This event marks Dion’s first public appearance since she was seen at an NHL game with her children in November. Despite facing challenges with her health that have impacted her ability to perform and led to the cancellation of her tour dates, Dion’s appearance at the Grammys and her ability to hit those high notes we’ve all come to love serves as a testament to her resilience and passion for music.


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Her performance backstage, captured in a video alongside Sonyaé, underscores that her voice remains as captivating as ever, even as she navigates the complexities of her condition. Celine Dion continues to be an inspiration, demonstrating that her spirit and talent remain unbroken.