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    Celine Dion Makes Appearance at Grammys to Present Album of the Year

    Celine Dion at Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

    At the 2024 Grammys, to end a whirlwind of a night, pop star Celine Dion made a surprise appearance to present the award for Album of the Year (to Taylor Swift, of course).

    The “My Heart Will Go On” singer’s presence was welcome, to say the least, given that she has been out of the spotlight since revealing her diagnosis of Stiff Person Syndrome, a neurological disorder, in December 2022.

    Dion received a standing ovation from the star studded audience.

    Speaking at the event, she said “Thank you all, I love you right back. When I say that I’m happy to be here, I really mean it from my heart.”

    In 2022, Celine Dion was diagnosed with an incurable neurological disease called Stiff Person Syndrome, SPS.

    Though there is no cure for the disease that turns sufferers into human statues, work can be done to slow the progression. The disease causes her muscles to stiff uncontrollably.

    The 54-year-old singer revealed her health condition when she addressed her fans in a tearful Instagram, as she confessed it had forced her to cancel her European tour.

    Celine first hinted at her health woes in January when she cancelled the North American dates of her Courage world tour from March 9 to April 22, 2022.

    The announcement came three months after she had to cancel the start of her Las Vegas comeback residency over the same health issue.

    Celine has become known as ‘Queen Of Las Vegas’ because of her enormously successful residencies there.

    After retiring her famous Caesars Palace residency in 2019, she was coaxed back to Sin City to perform at the new Resorts World on the Strip.

    But despite the history-making moment for Swift, fans online quickly took issue with her acceptance of the award, as she seemed to take the trophy out of Dion's hands without acknowledging the "My Heart Will Go On" songstress.

    Some viewers watching at home found the moment to be "classless" of Swift, as one user on X (formerly Twitter) put it, while another accused the "Anti-Hero" songstress of "fully ignoring" Dion, who hasn't made a public appearance in quite a while as a result of her ongoing health battle with stiff person syndrome

    But a photo of Dion and Swift that emerged shortly after the night ended, has been putting some of the critics at ease, as Swift could be seen sweetly cuddling up to the "I'm Alive" artist backstage after the show.

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 04: (L-R) Celine Dion and Taylor Swift attend the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

    "Glad this was posted. People were very quick with criticism. I think Taylor was more about acknowledging all her team on stage," one user wrote on Instagram in Swift's defense.

    "Thank you, fans needed this," another account commented, while one user chimed in to say, "That’s better!😍."

    Plus, other social media users pointed out that Swift was giving Dion a standing ovation when she first came out, while singing the words to the icon's "Power of Love," which played when she was introduced.

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