Chantal Machabée Discusses Celine Dion’s Health After She Sings Publicly For First Time In 3.5 Years

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Chantal Machabée, a representative for the Montreal Canadiens, met with Celine Dion on October 30 and provided an update on her condition.

The 55-year-old singing sensation attended the game between between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Montreal Canadiens at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and greeted her home team. After posing for some photographs with the players, Dion sang publicly for the first time since being diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome three and a half years ago, according to People.


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Dion sang “a few notes,” during her interaction with the hockey team, shocking everyone around her during her impromptu mini-performance.

“It was an incredible moment. She’s an amazing woman,” Machabée said.

Machabée was careful to note this outing was reflective of a moment in time, and Dion continues to struggle with her health issues related to the debilitating disease.

“I know she has good days and not so good days, but this was a very good day,” Machabée said, per People.

She noted the star looked healthy and well while she took in the game with her sons and interacted with various players on the team.

“She’s been through a lot, and to see her like this and smiling and being so happy … it’s amazing,” Machabée said, according to People.


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Machabée took to Instagram to share the once-in-a-lifetime moment she experienced with the music legend.

“Nice visit at our game in Vegas yesterday. Thank you @celinedion for your great generosity. The whole team was very happy to meet you and your family. 🩷,” Machabée wrote to her social media account. (RELATED: Celine Dion Cancels Her Entire Tour)

Stiff-person syndrome is a a rare, progressive neurological disorder, according to the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Symptoms may include stiff and sore muscles, sensitivity to noise and emotional distress, which can lead to muscle spasms.

Reflexes may be impaired, which can cause some people to fall and become seriously injured, per NINDS.