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Celine Dion shares how it feels to sing with stiff-person syndrome

Celine Dion shares how it feels to sing with stiff-person syndrome
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In an exclusive interview with NBC’s Hoda Kotb, Celine Dion opened up about singing while living with stiff-person syndrome.

“It’s like somebody is strangling you,” the Quebecois singer said.

Dion explained that whenever she tries to sing, she feels like someone is pushing on her larynx and pharynx. She also experiences spasms that intensify when she sings higher or lower, sometimes so severe that they have even broken her ribs.

She first revealed her stiff-person syndrome diagnosis in 2022 through an emotional video on Instagram.

The full interview will air on Tuesday, June 11. Additionally, Dion is releasing her documentary “I Am: Celine Dion” on Amazon Prime Video on Tuesday, June 25.

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