Céline Dion made a rare appearance at the 2024 Grammy Awards held at the Crypto.com Arena in L.A. on February 4, despite her ongoing battle with the rare disease Stiff Person Syndrome.
The iconic “My Heart Will Go On” singer surprised everyone by returning to the Grammys.
In a video shared on X (formerly known as Twitter) by The Hollywood Reporter, Céline Dion was captured behind-the-scenes at the Crypto.com Arena, accompanied by her stylist Law Roach. The footage showed the pop star standing by an elevator, adorned in a white shawl and blue jeans, exuding a cool and casual demeanor with her signature blunt bob hairstyle.
Later in the evening, Dion graced the stage to present the Album of the Year award, marking her first public appearance in several months.
Emotionally acknowledging the crowd’s standing ovation and applause, she expressed gratitude, saying, “Thank you all. I love you right back. When I say that I’m happy to be here, I really mean it from my heart.”
Céline Dion’s presence at the Grammys comes just over a year after she revealed the cancellation of her Courage World Tour due to a diagnosis of Stiff Person Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder causing painful muscle spasms and stiffness.
In an upcoming documentary titled “I Am: Celine Dion,” the 55-year-old artist opens up about her health struggles to provide fans with a deeply personal insight into her journey.
Reflecting on the challenging past couple of years, Dion shared, “The journey from discovering my condition to learning how to live with and manage it, but not to let it define me.” Expressing her eagerness to resume her performing career, she highlighted her missed connection with fans during her absence.
In a preview of the documentary, Dion stated, “During this absence, I decided I wanted to document this part of my life, to try to raise awareness of this little-known condition, to help others who share this diagnosis.”