Celine Dion, the beloved singer who has been out of the spotlight for the past 3 1/2 years due to her Stiff Person Syndrome diagnosis, made a surprising comeback. She was spotted at the T-Mobile Arena, cheering for her hometown team, the Montreal Canadiens, as they played against the Vegas Golden Knights.
Dion not only watched the game but also had the opportunity to hang out in the locker room with the Canadiens and take some photos. Despite the reports about her health, Dion seemed to be in high spirits as she spent time with the team, even though they lost to the Golden Knights.
The Canadiens’ vice-president of hockey communications, Chantal Machabée, expressed her gratitude to Dion for her visit. She posted a photo of herself and Dion together and wrote, “Thank you Celine Dion for your generosity. The whole team was very happy to meet you and your family.”
Even the team’s head coach, Martin St. Louis, had a conversation with Dion in French. They reminisced about the time when Dion sang “Une colombe” for Pope John Paul II as a teenager at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Dion remarked, “We’ve changed a little bit since then, but not too much.”
These photos in the Canadiens’ locker room are the first new pictures of the legendary singer in over three and a half years. Since her diagnosis of Stiff Person Syndrome in December 2022, Dion has been battling with the rare neurological condition that affects her muscles. She had to cancel her scheduled shows for 2023 because of the spasms and difficulties she experiences in walking and singing.
Despite the challenges she’s faced, Celine Dion continues to inspire her fans with her resilience and positive attitude. We are all rooting for her and wishing her well on her journey to recovery.