Grammys 2024: Celine Dion makes shock comeback amid well being struggles

Celebrity Celine Dion made a shock look on the Grammys on Monday amid her battle with a uncommon neurological dysfunction that compelled her out of the highlight.

The legendary Canadian singer took to the stage to current the award for Album of the Yr to Taylor Swift, who gained for a document fourth time, and obtained a heat welcome from the viewers who gave her a standing ovation earlier than her touching speech.

“Thanks all. I like you proper again,” stated the star.

“You look lovely. After I say that I’m pleased to be right here, I actually imply it. From my coronary heart.”

She continued: “Those that have been blessed sufficient to be right here, the Grammy, the awards, must not ever take as a right the great love and pleasure that music brings to our lives and to folks all all over the world.”

Dion was final seen in public in November 2023 when she attended Katy Perry’s Las Vegas residency on the Resorts World Theatre. She had additionally been scheduled to play the enduring venue herself however was compelled to name off her appearances attributable to her dysfunction.

The enduring singer’s look on the Grammys comes simply days after she introduced a brand new tell-all documentary that guarantees to disclose how her life away from the limelight has been since her tragic prognosis.

“This final couple of years has been such a problem for me, the journey from discovering my situation to studying tips on how to stay with and handle it, however to not let it outline me,” she stated in a press release concerning the documentary’s launch. “Because the highway to resuming my performing profession continues, I’ve realised how a lot I’ve missed it, of with the ability to see my followers. Throughout this absence, I made a decision I wished to doc this a part of my life to assist others who share this prognosis.”

Final December, Dion’s sister Claudette disclosed that the dysfunction affected the star’s means to stroll and sing, subsequently placing a tragic finish to all of her stay performances and scheduled excursions.

“She works laborious, however she doesn’t have management over her muscle mass,” she instructed French journal 7 Jours. “What breaks my coronary heart is that she’s all the time been disciplined. She’s all the time labored laborious.”

The star’s sibling went on to say she has been in touch with many individuals affected by stiff particular person syndrome — and their family members — who’ve “misplaced hope” {that a} remedy will ever be discovered.

“If solely you knew the quantity the variety of messages the inspiration will get about Celine! Folks inform us they love her they usually’re praying for her,” she stated. “She will get so many messages, presents and blessed crucifixes.”

Dion introduced her prognosis in December 2022 after numerous live performance cancellations — and in the end ended her “Braveness” world tour. She final took the stage in March 2020.