r/Music 14d ago

Celine Dion cancels entire world tour after incurable diagnosis article

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/celine-dion-tour-cancelled-b2346548.html
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u/ToadDreams 14d ago

My mother has Stiff Person Syndrome and she’s hopeful that such a high profile person with the disease will help spur more research on it. Boy I hope so because it’s truly awful.

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u/IQBoosterShot 14d ago

When Christopher Reeve broke his neck those of us in the SCI community were saddened but hoped that such a high-profile injury could lead to new treatments or even a cure. Christopher Reeve was the man; he subjected himself to every treatment that had even a glimmer of hope and said that he planned on walking by his fiftieth birthday. We were all rooting for him to succeed.

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u/wallybinbaz Spotify 13d ago

His son reported on Good Morning America the other day about a Swiss (?) technology that acts as a "bridge" between the brain and spine that's helping a paralyzed man walk. He mentioned his father's hope that scientists would find a cure for paralysis.

Edit: Here's the story https://youtu.be/-ixGHlgDLTk

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u/Pelu_k 13d ago edited 13d ago

Just to add a little bit of context, it is not a Swiss technology per se but a research group based in Switzerland (one of the best research groups in the world). The technology itself is called Brain Computer Interface (BCI) and it has been around for quite sometime with many research groups all over the world

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u/NeverNoMarriage 13d ago

The concept behind BCIs or a neural link or w/e people wanna call it is one of the main idea's people write about in Scifi books. Super excited for all the applications it will eventually have.

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u/moepplinger 13d ago

Note that this tech is currently only on a level of scientific feasibility. It's definitely not working for everyone and even people who it does work for are only able to very slowly move like 200 meter per day tops. Which is a huge accomplishment and improving quality of life tremendously but it's not like you'd return to pre paralysis life. At least not right now.

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u/LeastIHaveChicken 13d ago

It's certainly a start though. And I'm sure anyone with an injury like that would be ecstatic for the chance to walk 200m, even without the feeling they had before. Very exciting news.

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u/BoomRoasted1200 13d ago

I'm quadriplegic. I would give anything just to stand so I could get from my wheelchair to the bathroom stool. Not an exaggeration. Just simple chair to chair transfers are exhausting.

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u/seeminglylegit 13d ago

I hope that this technology advances and makes that possible for you. I am sure that it would help a lot to just be able to move a little bit to prevent bed sores and so on.

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u/snugglezone 13d ago

200 meters from nothing? That seems like a lot! If using a wheel chair as primary mode of movement that covers getting dressed, bathing, and bathrooms at a minimum. Absolutely amazing!

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u/Stepbackrelax 13d ago

Well yeah the muscles would probably be pretty atrophied. Once you can move them youd need months of physical therapy.

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u/Skyblacker 13d ago

You'd also need physical therapy to learn how to move with the new technology. It wouldn't be the same brain connections.

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u/MadRaymer 13d ago

What I always remember about Reeve's story is how when he was in the hospital after the accident, trying to come to terms with how much his life had changed and contemplating if they should just pull the plug on his ventilator, Robin Williams paid him a visit. He said he was dressed as a doctor, and speaking in a thick Russian accent about how he was going to perform a rectal exam. Reeve's said this was the first time something made him laugh after the accident, and at that point he realized that while his life would never be the same, he was still going to be okay.

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u/slickshot 13d ago

Damn I miss Robin Williams. He was one of a kind.

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u/crowmagnuman 13d ago

And a kind one at that

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u/Upstairs-Boring 13d ago

Always loved that story. Both seemed like such incredible people. They were roommates at Julliard and stayed great friends.

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u/Rapunzel1234 13d ago

Several hopeful therapies and drugs are in development now.

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u/shroomkitten 14d ago

It's pretty sad when you get excited that a celebrity has the same disease you do. I'm still waiting for a big name to be diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa so we get some awareness.

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u/OfficeChairHero 14d ago Table Slap

Be careful what you wish for. I have bipolar and got Kanye West as our poster boy.

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u/intothenight13 13d ago

We have others too. He's just the most...famously untreated.

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u/LickingSmegma 13d ago edited 13d ago

OTOH he shows to the world what might happen if the disorder is untreated. “Take your meds, son, or you'll end up like Kanye West.”

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u/pagman007 13d ago

Taylor tomlinson is a great bipolar role model

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u/OfficeChairHero 13d ago

She's amazing! I love her stand up.

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u/Thrownawaybyall 13d ago

She's coming to my town on my birthday! 😁

Pity my flight leaves that morning 🥺

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u/buddhaftw 13d ago

Look at you!

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u/notthesedays 13d ago

Vivien Leigh probably had it too.

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u/Automatedluxury 13d ago

Yeah I mean to be fair tonnes of the all time great artists were bipolar. It's a shame about the way that whole situation plays out in the world of celebrity with acolytes.

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u/cuteintern 13d ago edited 13d ago

Best I can do is a Taylor Tomlinson.

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u/Jose_Canseco_Jr 13d ago

not shabby at all bro - anybody who's admired by Conan is more than okay in my book

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u/cuteintern 13d ago

I'm pretty sure she toured with him when he was between shows. He did a skit where he bought her one of those American Girl dolls on Chicago and it was a cute, funny skit.

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u/ghostlyfrog 13d ago

Y’all got Taylor Tomlinson. She’s even got a bit about it.

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u/intothenight13 13d ago

I love her! So glad she got treatment.

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u/kai-ol 13d ago

You also had Carrie Fisher, and she was a great ambassador for this disorder.

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u/gophergun 13d ago

Not Mariah Carey, Carrie Fisher, Brian Wilson, Kurt Cobain, or any number of other high profile people with bipolar? It's not an uncommon enough disease to have a single poster boy.

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u/_spicy_ 13d ago

I think they meant that Kanye is the highest profile person who has a relatively strong association with bipolar. I didn’t know any of those people had it.

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u/kidantrum 13d ago

Also Linda Hamilton.

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u/fogleaf 13d ago

I didn’t know any of them had it. So in that sense Kanye is a bit of a well known poster boy by being a prolific example. But also I didn’t know Celine dion had a disorder either so don’t take my annecdote as an example of common man’s opinion.

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u/TonarinoTotoro1719 13d ago

Oh shit! My condolences… He really isn’t the representative you need.

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u/SomeOtherRandomHuman 13d ago

It’s a bit of a catch-22 situation, it’s hard to empathize with mental illness because it often comes across as personality disorder, so people are naturally repelled by the person.

It’s why mental illness is so isolating for the people affected by it. The first thing you lose is your ability to associate with other people.

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u/manofredgables 13d ago

Especially bipolar, where it's likely people will mostly see a raging megalomaniac asshole, while the absolute shit episodes of depression might be pretty invisible... It's not very... compassion/pity inducing.

It's certainly easier to feel those feels in cases like Robin Williams.

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u/soleceismical 13d ago

A lot of people speculated that Robin Williams had depression or bipolar disorder, but his wife came out to announce he actually had Lewy body disease.

https://n.neurology.org/content/87/13/1308

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u/FeistyIrishWench 13d ago

When your entire identity and life is based on how your brain creates things for you to share, and the brain starts having the holes of the swiss cheese move around randomly, it really makes you hit deeper lows.

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u/one_sock_wonder_ 13d ago

To my understanding his suicide was a result of the Lewy Body Dementia but he did have an extended history of depression prior to that along with addiction to drugs and alcohol.

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u/StandardSudden1283 13d ago

And then either internalizing or externalizing that loneliness into any combination of rage, depression and anxiety. Which isolates further...

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u/MyLegsTheyreDisabled 13d ago

Especially if you have HS scars on the groin area and have to explain it's not an STI.

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u/veeonkuhh 14d ago

Hey I got diagnosed with that like three years ago! I have a mostly mild case of it and it’s livable. I can’t imagine people with heavy cases of it.

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u/avoidance_behavior 13d ago

same, I'm so glad mine is mild so I really only have to deal with two or three flare-ups a year (mostly in the summer, bc of course) and even that is completely unfun- I can't imagine having a really bad case. it's so painful and just plain awkward.

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u/veeonkuhh 13d ago

My dermatologist said that laser hair removal helps a lot with it but it’s so extremely expensive and my health insurance refuses to cover it because it’s “cosmetic” 😭

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u/RolledUhhp 13d ago

My teeth are considered cosmetic as well. I need them to function.

Throw some off color jawns in there with advertisements for the dentist for all I care, I just don't want to choose between eating in pain and being unable to eat solid foods.

Thankfully I'm not as bad off as others, but it only makes me hurt more for those who have it worse off.

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u/MadCybertist 13d ago

I have ALS. Lots of famous folks have had it.

We still don’t even know what causes it, let alone treat or slow it. Sucks.

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u/exitJiraffe 13d ago

My brother has this and it’s the worst. I saw him go from a bright young man who was making friends and was hopeful about his future, to someone who stays in their room all day. He has online friends, but it’s really tough to see. I can just feel this layer of sadness/depression over him. :(

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u/philosifyme 13d ago

Meanwhile I'm here waiting for Trigeminal Neuralgia to get some love...

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u/HonkMessed_BONK_yes 14d ago

Pretty sure HS is starting to affect my psyche at this point. Most people don't understand what is like to be in constant pain that you can't really do anything about.

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u/shroomkitten 13d ago

Hey there. I completely understand what you're going through and how you must feel. There's a great subreddit with a ton of supportive people and helpful information if you're not over there already. Not sure if I can link here but if you look in my history it's right there. My advice is to not give up. I know it's exhausting and I know how it feels to have one doctor after another be dismissive and clueless. Keep advocating for yourself and treatment. There are some promising new treatments that might be available soon, too. The most important part is finding a doctor that takes you seriously and has compassion. I believe in you! I have my days where I feel completely done with it all, too. Feel free to reach out if you need someone to talk to.

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u/theWatcherIsMe 13d ago

Paula Abdul admitted she had CRPS...and the world accused her of faking being in constant pain

Kinda like how the world assumes I'M faking having CRPS

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u/avoidance_behavior 13d ago

my ex husband has that; he gets crap from doctors, employers, family, and pretty much anybody else. and naturally ss disability has denied him multiple times. bah.

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u/raejc 13d ago

I had issues with HS about 20 years ago and none since. It's definitely a tough diagnosis so very little support or treatment. I'm thankful that it seems to have disappeared. However, lymphangioleiomyomatosis took its place for me and that's been a roller coaster.

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u/KayakerMel 14d ago

I was excited when Lady Gaga announced she had fibromyalgia!

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u/foggy-sunrise 14d ago

Huh, had no idea that has a name.

I had these symptoms during puberty. I thought it was just a chronic condition causing ingrown hairs.

I still get one every now and then, but they're total non-issue a for me these days. No worse than a small zit carrying a tiny bit of pain.

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u/shroomkitten 14d ago

I've had it for over 18 years. I'm starting Methotrexate this weekend. It's the first treatment I've tried after finally finding a rheumatologist to take me seriously. I'm excited and hopeful!

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u/stephonmebeard 13d ago

I wish you luck it helps! I know multiple people it has really helped but I wasnt one of them, but we have something else lined up now.I hope you are able to rest and relax this weekend.

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u/GoldenSheppard 13d ago

Just remember to take the folic acid religiously and don't drink!

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u/gwaydms 14d ago

It sounds horrible, and is worse than it sounds.

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u/circa4life 14d ago

This shit sucks... for the longest time I had no idea what it was and just dealt with it in my armpits. Finally was able to get on humira but that's a pain in the ass to get but it's keeping it from flaring up.

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u/ambiguousbowl 13d ago

It is so hard to explain how painful it can be without people think you're whining.

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u/krazy_kat_laddie 13d ago

Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare autoimmune neurological disorder. People with this condition usually experience muscle stiffness in their trunk and abdomen (the middle part of their body). Over time, they also develop stiffness (rigidity) and spasms in their legs and other muscles. Walking may become difficult, and people become more prone to falls and injury.

That's a funny name for a horrible disease.

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u/Raestloz 13d ago

The bastard dengue fever gives you fever which naturally calms down after a couple days, giving you false sense of security only to suddenly rise up again to fatal levels. Those who didn't take precautions against the secone fever usually die

They used to call it "dandy fever" because the slaves who contracted it were said to have the "posture and gait of a dandy person"

Even the name "dengue" was chosen because it meant "fastidiousness" and refers to the patients' dislike of movement

We really do give stupid names to dangerous diseases

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u/Free-Atmosphere6714 13d ago

It's also called bone break fever because it's so painful. And you can get it multiple times. Supposedly gets worse every time.

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u/Luxray_15 13d ago

I got dengue when I was 8, I couldn't hold in any food, and my nose bled for a long time due to low platelet count. My lil sis got it too, and the doctors straight up told my mom at the time that if she got it again, there was a good chance she wouldn't survive it.

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u/Assasoryu 13d ago

I know it's not funny But who came up with that name

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u/phome83 13d ago

It was between either that, or Bone-itis.

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u/End3rWi99in 13d ago

I have arthritis and call it boneitis all the time.

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u/saavedro 13d ago

My goodness that website is abysmal. Saving you some trouble.

Celine Dion cancels entire world tour after incurable diagnosis

‘I want you all to know I’m not giving up,’ singer said

Jacob Stolworthy

Celine Dion has cancelled the remaining dates of her world tour, telling fans she is not strong enough to perform following her diagnosis of an incurable neurological condition.

The Canadian singer told fans on Friday (26 May) she was “tremendously disappointed” to “let them down”.

Dion, 55, said in a statement: “I’m working really hard to build back my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you’re 100 per cent.”

She added: “I’m so sorry to disappoint all of you once again. It’s not fair to you to keep postponing the shows, and even though it breaks my heart, it’s best that we cancel everything now until I’m really ready to be back on stage again.

“I want you all to know, I’m not giving up… and I can’t wait to see you again!”

Her announcement comes after she posted a video in December last year explaining she has stiff person syndrome, which she says affects “every aspect of my daily life”.

The condition affects her ability to perform and sing, as well as to carry out normal activities, due to “spasms”.

“Unfortunately, these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal cords to sing the way I’m used to,” she said.

Dion said she has a “great team of doctors” working hard to help her get better, but admitted it has been a “struggle”.

“All I know is singing. It’s what I’ve done all my life and it’s what I love to do the most,” she said.

Celine Dion: ‘These spasms affect every aspect of my daily life’ (Getty)

Dion had 42 dates left to play on her Courage World Tour, but tickets will be refunded via the original point of sale.

Ticketholders are advised to contact their original point of purchase to request refunds.

It was to have been Dion's first global tour without Rene Angelil, her husband and manager who died in 2016.

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u/aramos9 13d ago

Thank you!

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u/FlyingYossarian 13d ago

42 dates left?!! That's an insane tour for a person in their prime even.

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u/NovaFlares 13d ago

She's only 55???

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u/too_much_2na 13d ago

She seems so much older because of her style in the 90s. She was like 27 in the video for It’s All Coming Back To Me but she looked 40

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u/KofOaks 13d ago edited 13d ago

My parents forced me to go see Celine Dion in Quebec in the late 80s early 90s; I vehemently didn't want to go.

At the time she barely had enough songs to fill a show ("Incognito" years, if I'm not mistaking). She was doing a Michael Jackson impersonation that was remarkably on point, moonwalk and all.

Literally everyone, even my young metalhead self, was floored by her talent.

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u/Fimbulvetr2012 13d ago

Im a big metalhead. Always hated anything poppy. I started dating a guy in college who was a huge Celine fan. Couple years later I took him to vegas to see Celine at wherever her residency was. I never liked the music when he would play it around me, but goddamn when i saw her live i was absolutely floored by her talent. Still dont like her music but i respect the hell out of her after seeing her. Enormous talent. Very sad to hear about this diagnosis

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u/biosc1 13d ago

My partner is a lifelong fan of Celine Dion. I’m indifferent. Surprised her with tickets to her show in Vegas and I was thoroughly impressed. I may not love the music, but I could appreciate the show she put on.

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u/Fimbulvetr2012 13d ago

Dude she was insane. The real cherry on top was the musicians she had backing her. During the intermission, some of the violins, brass, and woodwinds just started walking around the audience playing medlies of big classical hits and they were stunning performers.

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u/NaughtSleeping 13d ago

Metalhead partnered with Celine Dion fan? Love is blind deaf.

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u/UsedHotDogWater 14d ago edited 13d ago

Co-Worker when I was younger had this disease. The meds they put you on are pretty brutal. If you sit down for a second you are asleep. Like not just nodding off..lights out. He had to carry a note to show the presenter etc. So they wouldn't be insulted when he drifted off to sleep.

EDIT: I'm going to reach out to him on linkdin. He is retired now, but he may be willing to update what they have done over the last 16 years for treatment and ID of the actual cause.

He wound up trying a treatment which was almost chemo-therapy. After which they essentially wipe out and 'reset' his entire immune system. It worked pretty well for a short bit.

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u/nymaamyn 14d ago

Gotta continue that story man

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u/its7ash 14d ago

“Coworker had” I think he ended it at the right time.

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u/SomeStupidPerson 13d ago

I’m so glad they got better 🙂

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u/teruma 14d ago

for a short bit

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u/BasketHairy 14d ago

How’s your friend doing now?

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u/HuskyLemons 14d ago

Decapitated. Whole big thing.

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u/wingerktl 14d ago

We had a funeral for a bird.

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u/HippiesEverywhere 14d ago

That's not real.

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u/bamagirl13 14d ago

You’re not real man!

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u/HotPhilly 14d ago

How long can you hold that pretty little breath of yours?

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u/rcowie 13d ago

I did a year of heavy intensive 6 day a week chemo. And the the chemo your describing is severel steps beyond what I did.

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u/SkyScamall 14d ago

You can't blame her for it. Focusing on her health is a much better decision than touring.

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u/beardriff 14d ago

Celine said she is sorry to let her fans down. I'd only be let down if she didn't take care of her self.

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u/DigiPixInc 14d ago

Health first Family second Career or business after

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u/newhampshite 14d ago

Self first, Family second, Community third

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u/ricky616 14d ago Take My Energy

For me it's self first, family second, parks and rec third

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u/The-Mike-drop 13d ago

Pizza 1st. Then I have pizza.

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u/Dicho83 13d ago

Did you see that ludicrous display last night?

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u/DariusMDeV 13d ago edited 13d ago

Ask Tom Petty fans how they'd feel had Tom just cancelled the tour and taken the time to take care of his hip.

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u/Fredredphooey 13d ago

I'm shocked that she even thought she could tour. A year ago she said that she had serious symptoms and this isn't the kind of disease that gets better at all. No one should have let her book anything in the first place.

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u/DraughtCyclist 13d ago

That was my first thought, they knew this was incurable last year. Who was pushing for this?

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u/fredbrightfrog 13d ago

You don't become one of the biggest singers of all time without a certain type of drive and personality. I imagine it's hard to just turn that off after decades. Like sports players that keep going after their body doesn't have it anymore.

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u/JosephFinn 14d ago

Christ that diagnosis is sad.

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u/tortugazz724 13d ago

Man, I have SPS as well and it is so weird for it to a be more of a mainstream topic these days. Also, as rough as some days can be for me, I know now that I’m really pretty lucky compared to a lot of folks. Terrible stuff.

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u/Dogstarman1974 14d ago

Fuck. Sounds terrible.

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u/DataAreBeautiful 14d ago

Absolutely insane. Treated intractable spasms due to Stiff Person Syndrome, and it was wild. Chewed through an entire departments worth of benzodiazepines and required intubation. It is no joke, and there is no performing or touring through it.

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u/Osod3Caramelo 13d ago

Reading the symptoms, I commend Celine for focusing on her health because performing is the worst thing she can do considering the effects this disease has on the body.

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u/Nintendo1964 14d ago

I feel terrible for anyone in any sort of pain. That out of the way, "Stiff Person Syndrome" sounds like something a very non-doctor person named.

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u/Skadoosh_it 14d ago

It rolls off the tongue a lot better than "progressive encephalomyelitis with rigidity and myoclonus (PERM) paraneoplastic-related stiff person syndrome."

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u/Quantum_Aurora 14d ago

Now THAT is something a doctor named.

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u/khaddy 13d ago

I DO wonder what caused the huge drop-off in frequency of Perms since the 70s and 80s though...

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u/That_Shrub 14d ago

Paraneoplastic syndrome is when your immune system accidentally attacks your brain cells instead of your cancer cells, bc they apparently have some cellular similarities. It can cause all sorts of odd symptoms.

That really sucks, like not just cancer, but neurological symptoms AND cancer.

Disclaimer, all my knowledge is from Googling the medical vocab from House MD

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u/Pro-Karyote 13d ago

That’s one way that paraneoplastic syndrome can present. But really, it’s just a syndrome that happens in the setting of someone with a cancer. We can break the name down into its parts to better understand why it was named as it was.

  • “Para-“ means besides or around
  • “Neoplastic” means relating to an abnormal growth (often cancerous)
  • “Syndrome” means a collection of symptoms

So paraneoplastic syndrome literally means “a collection of symptoms happening alongside a neoplasm.”

Some of the syndromes can be related to chemicals directly released by the neoplasm. For example, small cell lung cancers are neuroendocrine tumors that secrete all kinds of things, but that can lead to conditions like SIADH.

Some of the syndromes are autoimmune, which are like the ones you described and result in immune attack of other, normal tissue..

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u/sp0ts 14d ago

Dr. Raymond Holt

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u/13thFleet 14d ago Gold

Alternatively, a very old disease name

https://i.redd.it/opjewln3spg41.png

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u/mohammedibnakar 14d ago

What's wrong with him? Tis sick!

Writes down tissick

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u/RubiconGuava 14d ago

He was down with tissickness

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u/UKMegaGeek 13d ago

Oh, wah ah ah ah!

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u/BigOnLogn 14d ago

The whole thing reads like a Monte Python sketch.

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u/LargishBosh 13d ago

Kil’d by several accidents

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u/dquizzle 13d ago

Easily the best one on the list.

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u/treemu 14d ago

Ah sorry luv, I'm afraid he's got teeth.

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u/mcaruso 14d ago

I'd like "Kil'd by several accidents" on my tombstone

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u/GegenscheinZ 14d ago

Fell off a ladder after it was hit by a drunk driver, whereupon you landed on a pile of cleaning chemicals, mixing them together. The drunk diver’s car then hit your house and ruptured a gas line

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u/khaddy 13d ago

That is ONE UNLUCKY SOB

"He had a pail fall on his head from a third story window, causing him to stumble into the roadway where he was knocked down by a passing horse. As his crippl'd body was being carried on a stretcher to the infirmary, a passing eagle swooped down and bit off his nose. Then, his luck turned for the worse...."

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u/CherryKrisKross 14d ago

Why is "cancer, and wolf" a single category?!

Or maybe it's that someone had cancer but a wolf finished the job

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u/mohammedibnakar 14d ago

someone had cancer but a wolf finished the job

Ten people, as far as I can tell.

Or maybe ten wolves had cancer?

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u/bookdrops 14d ago

Cancer was called "wolf" because of the way that tumors and sores could devour a person's body, like wounds from an attacking wolf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4211596/

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u/dexmonic 13d ago

I did a bit of googling because I was also curious. Apparently cancer was often labeled with some sort of predatory animal because it "consumed/ravished" the victim.

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u/Changnesia_survivor 14d ago

What is cancer if not a wolf in cell's clothing.

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u/steamhands 13d ago

Wolf is basically an olde timey way of saying visible tumor, as if the tumor is eating the person away like a wolf I guess

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u/Bubonic_Ferret 14d ago

Damn, just look at that infant mortality rate. And funny how tetanus was called "jawfaln," and liver disease "livergrown." Straight and to the point.

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u/Not_a_flipping_robot 14d ago edited 14d ago

Fever and consumption were also nothing to scoff at, jesus. Very low suicide rate, though ( and made away themselves sounds hilarious, sad as it may be) - current US suicide rates are 1,7% of total deaths, which would have been about 160 for 9500 deaths. This is a tenth of that.

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u/mohammedibnakar 14d ago

That and the deaths from complications with teeth are almost half as much as people dying from consumption!

Just goes to show how important modern dentistry actually is.

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u/OhSeeThat 13d ago

Well, that and antibiotics. I'm sure a tooth infection (which is very common) was almost a death sentence before antibiotics.

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u/Fiery_Potato 14d ago

Cancer, and wolf

awooo

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u/Tech_Itch 14d ago

Kil'd by several accidents

I know that's actually a catch all category for the statistics, but I'm still imagining some colonial guy falling off a ladder, hitting his head on a windowsill, staggering around while stuff falls on him from shelves, falling down the second floor window and getting run over by a cart. And after a while of him laying there, an oak barrel falls on him out of nowhere.

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u/astoundingSandwich 14d ago

Rising of the Lights?

Where they rev you up like a deuce.

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u/marteautemps 14d ago

Another runner in the night. That one was actually the one I was most curious about though and it apparently meant a throat or lung illness or obstruction. "Lights" was a term for lungs.

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u/OO0OOO0OOOOO0OOOOOOO 14d ago

The Jaundies wasn't an 80's TV comedy?

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u/XtendedImpact 13d ago

"Cause of Death: Planet"

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u/GaussWanker 14d ago

I've got something called Exploding Head Syndrome, which is thankfully a lot less exciting than it sounds

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u/Fenweekooo 14d ago

is that where you hear a very loud bang? but there was no actual noise?

EDIT: yep just googled it. apparently i have / had that as well. has not happened in a loooong time though.

odd as hell when it happens lol

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u/deadkandy Spotify 14d ago

Yeah I also have had it happen, but not in several years.

It was usually when I was extremely tired and trying to sleep, suddenly I would hear what sounded like a shotgun going off.

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u/HGGoals 14d ago

That's a syndrome? I thought it's just me being overly tired.

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u/YiddishMcSquidish 13d ago

Til I have exploding head syndrome. This just started happening to me a few weeks ago!

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u/FILTER_OUT_T_D 14d ago

My only regret is having boneitis

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u/Alton573 14d ago

She's only 55?

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u/bibowski 14d ago

Holy shit you're right. For some reason I thought she be in her late 60s. Not necessarily for how old she looks, but just for how long she's been an entertainer.

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u/kevindqc 13d ago

She started at 12. When she met her manager who was 38. That she eventually married. 🤢

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u/Dizzy8108 13d ago

Yeah dude, that was my thinking. So she would have been in her late twenties when the Titanic song came out. At that time I just assumed she was in her 40’s.

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u/AribaGalaxy 13d ago

This fact in the article stood out to me. I thought she would be pushing 70 just based on how long she’s been Uber famous and maybe because as a kid in the 90s I assumed that voice belonged to someone already 50.

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u/Alcarine 13d ago

I just looked up some of her videos from when she was a teenager, incredibly powerful mature voice at a very young age, honestly I forgot just how good she is, I really encourage (younger) people to give her older videos a look.

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u/LikesTheTunaHere 14d ago

tabernac

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u/Nexso1640 14d ago

Indeed my friend Tabarnac. It’s a great shock to all of us.

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u/Wafflesandwhisky 14d ago

One of the greatest living singers. Illness sucks.

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u/Blenderhead36 14d ago

Didn't realize how young she is. I thought she was in her late 30s when My Heart Will Go On was big, but she would have been about a decade younger.

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u/meachatron 14d ago

And considering everything else she has already been through.. life is strange sometimes I guess.. :(

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u/HunterGonzo 13d ago

Celine Dion is responsible for one of the absolute best single notes in pop music history, that key change in "All By Myself." The only other one that comes close that I can think of is Whitney Houston in "I will always love you."

There's a really cool YouTube documentary about it that's really worth the watch if you have a half hour to spare.

https://youtu.be/epqYft12nV4

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u/Successful_Poet528 14d ago

Damn, wtf????

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u/sharkman1774 14d ago edited 14d ago

Stiff Person Syndrome

Stiff-person syndrome (SPS) is a rare, progressive neurological disorder. Symptoms may include: Stiff muscles in the trunk (torso), arms, and legs ~ Greater sensitivity to noise, touch, and emotional distress, which can set off muscle spasms

Over time people with SPS may develop hunched over postures. Some people may be too disabled to walk or move. Many fall frequently because they do not have the normal reflexes to catch themselves. This can lead to serious injuries. People with SPS may be afraid to leave the house because street noises, such as the sound of a car horn, can trigger spasms and falls.

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u/stfleming1 14d ago

Well that sounds terrifying.

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u/Gainzster 14d ago

If she can't find a cure or any decent new treatment with her amount of money, then no one can too..

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u/raisinbizzle 14d ago

That’s what’s scary when you hear about celebrities that are helpless with their health conditions. Like if I had something like that I’d be completely screwed then if even a super rich person is seemingly helpless

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u/sharkman1774 14d ago

Fighting rare diseases is really hard. It's not worth it to these pharmaceutical companies to sink hundreds of millions into drug discovery and development only to have like a few thousand people at most that will need it. There's some government programs to fund and develop these "orphan drugs" but you can imagine how sparse that is.

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u/UNisopod 14d ago

That sounds like it would literally be impossible for Celine to tour even if she absolutely wanted to.

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u/Ok_Skill_1195 14d ago

That was my first thought. The type of stadiums she was performing in are loud, the only worse job I can think of would be like ... construction or being a baggage handler for an airplane.

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u/AFatz 14d ago

"Greater sensitivity to noise"

So essentially the worst symptom for a singer to go on tour with.

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u/BumAndBummer 14d ago

My heart breaks at the unfairness of it all. Mother Nature is too cruel. No one should have to go through this.

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u/Wolfram_And_Hart 14d ago

Once in a generation voice, unbelievable talent, and a great sense of humor. Such a brutal way to leave the business.

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u/available2tank 13d ago

I just watched her Eurovision win the other day! A vibrant woman, hope she doesnt suffer.

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u/Ration_L_Thought 13d ago

She’s been battling this for like a ~decade~ and been kept a secret (understandably)

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u/Doucevie 14d ago

She must be in agony. Poor her. 😢

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u/ILoveLamp9 13d ago

Really awful to hear. I wish her the best of luck in her journey with this illness. Focusing on her health is the right decision.

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u/K-Ruhl 13d ago

I'm glad she's doing what's best for herself. She has given her talent to the World for a long time, l just want her to be as healthy as she can be with her condition and to be surrounded by family.

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u/ycnctloswyhiyp 13d ago

I got the email today that her show is cancelled. I felt really really sad, not because I wouldn't be able to see her perform, but because I felt so sad for her.

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u/Steamed-Hams 13d ago

Something about this woman apologizing to her fans for having an illness really got to me.

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u/Basquests 13d ago

Jeez, husband dies when you are 48, and then you get hit with a terrible systemic condition at 55.

Life and health are exceptionally precious and it does seem in general we as people take it for granted. I've had my own serious health issues and finally fixed them via surgery - it's amazing to breathe and sleep for the first time in my life and it's horrifying to live far from your best self.

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u/rufuskoon 14d ago

Celine’s voice was one in a billion and I hope she can heal and sing again.

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u/Campionexplorer 13d ago

No healing from this disease.. only gets worse

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u/DotRD12 13d ago

It’s literally an incurable disease.

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u/cupidslament 13d ago

Even if you don’t like her music, she has always been extremely professional. Best of luck to her going forward.

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u/nothing-feels-good 14d ago

I've never been a fan, but she is a truly immense talent. Sad to see her suffer like this. Glad she is trying to take care of herself.

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u/CobblerExotic1975 13d ago

Everyone will preface their comment with “not really a fan”. Listen to Its All Coming Back To Me Now. Celine has pipes and that song whips the llama’s ass.

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u/bigmike1877 13d ago

Saw her in Vegas around 2016ish. Wife dragged me to it. I remember the first note of the first song I was like holy shit. Her voice has so much power it is supernatural. One of my favorite concerts. I hope she finds some peace with this. This has been a rough stretch of years for her.