Céline Dion receives standing ovation during her surprise appearance at the Grammy Awards

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The star, accompanied by her son René-Charles, presented the Album of the Year award to Taylor Swift. “I’m always by your side. ‘Cause I’m your lady…” It was to the lyrics of “The Power of Love” that Céline Dion made her entrance, accompanied by her son René-Charles, on the stage of the Grammy Awards on February 4th.

The ceremony took place in Los Angeles and was marked by this unexpected appearance. The Canadian star has been suffering from stiff person syndrome for eight years, which has forced her to cancel all her concerts until April 2024 and to interrupt her public appearances. Despite this illness, Céline Dion still attended the ceremony to present the Album of the Year award.

Greeted with a standing ovation, she encouraged the audience to “never take for granted the immense love and joy that music brings to [their] lives and to people around the world.” She then presented the 2024 Album of the Year Grammy to singer Taylor Swift for her album “Midnights.” The performer of “Lavender Haze” won it for the fourth time in her career, a record.

While viewers may have been surprised by the lack of emotion between the two stars at the time of the award presentation, backstage photos revealed the bond between Taylor Swift and Céline Dion. The latter announced on Instagram last week that a documentary about her, “I am Céline Dion,” is in the works. It will be shown on Prime Video soon.

“These last few years have been a great challenge for me, from discovering the illness to learning how to live with it and manage it, without letting it define me. As I return to my career, I realize how much I missed being able to see my fans. During my absence, I wanted to document this part of my life to raise awareness about this little-known disease and help people who share this diagnosis,” she wrote in her post.

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