Celine Dion: the truth about her rift with her son Rene-Charles

Since the announcement of her illness, there have been all kinds of crazy rumors about Celine Dion. In particular, she is said to have fallen out with her eldest son, Rene-Charles. To set the record straight, Claudette, the artist’s sister, broke her silence this Friday, August 18, 2023, to our Quebec colleagues at “7 Jours”.

For almost two years, Celine Dion has withdrawn from the media scene. The 55-year-old artist suffers from a rare neurological disease (Stiff Man Syndrome) that causes uncontrollable muscle spasms. These spasms affect my everyday life on several levels. I sometimes find it very difficult to walk, and I can’t always use my vocal cords as I’d like”, she confided on Instagram on December 9, 2022, when, at the end of her tether, she decided to cancel all her scheduled concerts in North America and Europe as part of her Courage tour. Since then, many rumors have been circulating about the artist… On Friday August 18, 2023, the singer’s older sister and godmother, Claudette Dion, firmly denied this to the Quebec newspaper 7 Jours. “I want to make it clear that the rumours that Céline is suffering from depression are false,” she asserted, before going on to talk about her singing ability: “Those who claim that my sister’s voice has disappeared are mistaken. She sang me a few notes on the phone and her voice is still there. I was so happy and reassured to hear her”, reassuring her fans around the world.

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Celine Dion well surrounded

Alone since the death of her husband René Angélil in January 2016, the singer of Pour que tu m’aimes encore can nevertheless count on those close to her to get her through this ordeal, which is diminishing her physically. Claudette is among them, as are the artist’s three children, Rene-Charles, aged 22, and her twins, Nelson and Eddy, born in 2010. And contrary to rumors that she is estranged from her eldest son, the singer is not at all on bad terms with him! “I want to clarify that the rumors saying that Céline is suffering from depression are false, as are those saying that she no longer speaks to her son Rene-Charles”, her sister continues. According to her, even though Celine Dion’s eldest son has moved in with his girlfriend, Angélique Weckenmann, he often visits her as often as he can. And he assures us that “Céline is doing the best she can. We know that her disease is particularly difficult to treat, but she’s surrounded by a great team of specialists and they’re working hard,” Claudette continues, adding that her sister had returned to Canada for better care. I have every confidence in this team, my little sister is in great spirits and doing well.

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