Celine Dion Makes Surprise Appearance At Grammy Awards


Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Celine Dion stunned fans Sunday by making a surprise appearance at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards.

The music icon has not made many public appearances since revealing her devastating battle with stiff person syndrome. She took the stage to present the Album of The Year award to Taylor Swift.

Dion appeared in an oversized brown trench coat and looked comfortable and confident on stage.

She walked unassisted and remained standing in front of the crowd while Swift slowly made her way to the stage to accept the night’s biggest honor.

The internet blew up as Dion’s loyal fans took note of the moment.

“We must never take for granted the tremendous love and joy that music brings to our lives, and to people all around the world,” Dion said.

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 22: Singer Celine Dion performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

“And now it brings me great joy to present the Grammy Award that two legends, Diana Ross and Sting, presented to me, 27 years ago,” she said.

“These are the outstanding nominees for the album of the year,” she said, before flawlessly rhyming off the names of the nominees.

DUESSELDORF, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 22: Celine Dion performs during ‘BAMBI Awards 2012’ at the Stadthalle Duesseldorf on November 22, 2012 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Stiff person syndrome is described as being a “rare acquired neurological disorder that most often causes progressive muscle stiffness (rigidity) and repeated episodes of painful muscle spasms,” according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders.

Dion continues to fight the disease, which has forced her to cancel her tour and put her entire musical career on an indefinite pause. (RELATED: Trevor Noah Drops An Epstein Punchline At Grammy Awards)

Fans showered the star with love, support and praise on social media. They expressed relief seeing her look so confident and well on stage, in spite of her serious health battle.