Celine Dion may not be in the spotlight as of late, but her fans are still thinking of her.
On March 30, the Canadian singer’s official Instagram account posted a heartfelt video honoring her 55th birthday. Set to her 1997 power ballad “The Reason,” a minute-long montage featured never-before-seen family photos of Celine celebrating past birthdays surrounded by her late husband, René Angélil, and their three sons: René-Charles, Nelson and Eddy. The snippet also included pictures of Celine performing onstage, creating music behind the scenes, and rare personal snaps of her through the years.
“On this very special day, we’d like to wish you, dear Celine, a very happy 55th birthday! ❤ 🎂,” the caption read.
Reacting to the heartwarming compilation of Celine’s greatest memories alongside her loved ones, fans immediately took to her comments section to share words of love and support.
“Happy Birthday my Queen, my ultimate idol @celinedion 🎉🥂✨🎂⭐️❤️ You’re an inspiration to us all. Wishing you all the best, health, peace and love. We miss and love you so so much ❤️❤️❤️,” one person wrote on Instagram. “Happy birthday to Celine‼️ All happiness on your birthday 💕💕 We’re sending you our warmest thoughts for a quick recovery,” another added. “You’ve given us all some fabulous and amazing songs and hopefully you’ll be able to do that once again. Sending lots of love ❤️❤️❤️❤️,” a different follower said.
As folks may know, the singer has been dealing with health issues since the fall of 2021, which have prevented her from performing for her Las Vegas residency and Courage World Tour. After Celine initially shared that she was experiencing “severe and persistent muscle spasms,” the Grammy-winning artist later revealed in an April 2022 update that her recovery was “taking a lot longer” than she had hoped.
In December 2022, Celine opened up about being diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called stiff-person syndrome (also known as “stiff-man syndrome”). The condition can cause painful muscle spasms and involuntary stiffness. In her latest health update, she announced that she’s set to return to the stage in 2024 and is focusing on her recovery in the meantime.
Although fans haven’t heard another personal message from her since it doesn’t mean that she’s not seeing their kind messages. In her December update, she said: “I want to thank you so much for your encouraging wishes of love and support on my social media. This means a lot to me. Take care of yourselves. Be well. I love you guys so much. And I really hope I can see you again real soon.”
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