Shania Twain has recently spoken out about her own health struggles and sent her well wishes to fellow music icon Celine Dion, who revealed her diagnosis of stiff-person syndrome last December. In an interview with Billboard, Twain compared her battle with Lyme disease to Dion’s rare neurological disorder and offered words of encouragement.
Twain, who has been open about her own experience with Lyme disease and undergoing throat surgery, expressed empathy for Dion’s situation, saying “I know — only speaking from my experience — how horrifying it is to think that something is preventing you from singing, or interfering with that joy in your life.” She also praised Dion’s talent as a “one-of-a-kind, extraordinary vocalist and entertainer.”
Dion, who recently had to cancel her shows due to the progression of her condition, has been focusing on her health and wellbeing. The power ballad queen previously revealed in December 2022 that she had been diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, which is a rare and incurable neurological disease that can cause debilitating muscle spasms.
Twain and Dion have both faced immense challenges in their careers, but they continue to inspire their fans with their resilience and perseverance. Despite the setbacks, Twain has been touring for her latest album Queen of Me, while Dion remains optimistic about returning to the stage.
As Twain said in the interview, “I just pray that [Dion] is able to overcome it and she will be up there [on stage] singing for us all again.” The music industry is rooting for Dion’s recovery and eagerly awaits her triumphant return to the stage.