Céline Dion Enjoys Rare Public Outing With Her Sons Amid Health Battle

Amid Céline Dion's battle with stiff-person syndrome, the Grammy winner enjoyed a night out with her sons to an ice hockey game in Las Vegas.

By Jess Cohen Nov 01, 2023 2:02 PMTags
Watch: Céline Dion Enjoys Public Outing Amid Health Battle

We bet the sweet memories from this night with Céline Dion will keep coming back to the Montreal Canadiens.

In her first major public outing since sharing her battle with stiff-person syndrome, the "My Heart Will Go On" singer supported the ice hockey team at their Oct. 30 game against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Dion, who grew up near Montreal and now resides in the Las Vegas area, attended the game at Sin City's T-Mobile Arena alongside her and late husband René Angélil's sons René-Charles, 22, and 13-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy.

In footage posted online, the Grammy winner and her kids can be seen visiting with the Canadiens in their locker room after the game.

"It's such an honor to meet you," Dion told coach Martin St. Louis, via translation from French. "It was an incredible night."

Dion could also be heard giving advice to the athletes, telling them, "Just stay healthy, strong...do what you do best."

Sports Nuts: Famous Fans

Dion's family outing comes just over five months after she canceled the remaining dates of her Courage World Tour to focus on her health.

"I'm so sorry to disappoint all of you once again," she wrote in a May 26 message, posted to her Instagram page. "I'm working really hard to build back my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you're 100%."

"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," she continued. "I want you all to know, I'm not giving up and I can't wait to see you again!"


It was just a few months earlier, in Dec. 2022, that Dion shared she was diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, described as a "very rare" neurological disorder that can often cause muscle spasms. 

"I've been dealing with problems with my health for a long time," she explained on Instagram at the time, "and it's been really difficult for me to face these challenges and to talk about everything that I've been going through."

"Unfortunately, the spasms affect every aspect of my daily life," Dion added. "Sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal chords to sing the way I'm used to."

The "Power of Love" artist noted that she's working with a great team of doctors on her health journey.

"And I have hope," Dion said, "that I am on the road to recovery."

To see more of Dion's sweetest moments with her kids, keep reading...

Award Show Duo

Rene-Charles Angelil helped present his mom Céline Dion with the Icon Award at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Mother-Son Moment

The pair posed for photos with the singer's award in May 2016.

Holiday Time

"May this holiday season bring all of you the gifts of love, peace, good health," Celine wrote on Instagram in Dec. 2020 alongside a photo with Rene-Charles and twins Nelson and Eddy, "and the promise of brighter days in the New Year ahead!"

Mother's Day Celebration

"Who’s having the best day today, me or the kids?" she captioned this group Instagram photo in May 2021. "What a privilege it is to be a mom! Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy every moment…Can it get any better than that ? To be continued All my love, Celine xx…"

Family Time

The following year, the Grammy winner shared a new photo with her and late husband René Angélil's three sons.

Hockey Game

"My boys and I had such a fun time visiting with the Montreal Canadiens after their hockey game with Vegas Golden Knights in Las Vegas Monday night," she wrote on Instagram Nov. 1, 2023. "They played so well, what a game!! Thank you for meeting us after the game, guys! That was memorable for all of us. Have a great season! - Celine xx."

A New Day

She hugged her husband Rene and son Rene-Charles after the end of her Las Vegas show "A New Day" at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in 2007.

Disney Dreams

The threesome smiled at the Happiest Place on Earth during a Disneyland trip in 2007.

Newborn Love

Celine waved to the crowd during a 2011 moment in Las Vegas after the arrival of their twins.

Trip to Montreal

In 2001, when their eldest son was 6 months old, the couple visited Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec.

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