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Céline Dion and Valium

Céline Dion in front of Buckingham Palace in London

"When you reach a dangerous level of medication and it no longer works, there are only two choices left: continue or stop breathing to end it," Céline Dion confided to Anne-Claire Coudray on Sunday evening, during a poignant interview broadcast at the end of TF1’s news program. The international star revealed suffering from stiff-person syndrome, an incurable autoimmune disease that causes intense pain and spasms.

These symptoms have forced her to cancel several concerts since the end of 2022. Céline Dion urges her fans: "Do not live with your pain alone. Talk about it, seek help. Do not suffer in silence."

The famous Quebec singer revealed that she had resorted to Valium, a medication whose dependency and dangers can be fatal, in the hope of alleviating her unbearable suffering.

According to a medical dictionary, Valium is a tranquilizer from the benzodiazepine family marketed by Roche in 1963. Used to treat anxiety accompanied by severe disorders, for alcohol withdrawal, or to prevent or treat seizures, it is not without risks.

Let us hope that Céline never becomes dependent on this medication which presents dangers.