Céline Dion made an appearance at the 2024 Grammy Awards despite her chronic health concerns. At the 66th annual Grammy Awards, the 55-year-old pop legend made a surprise public appearance by walking out on the red carpet. Dion took the stage at Los Angeles’ Award Gala night to honour the award under the category the record of the year, an honor she originally received 27 years prior.
The star-studded audience gave the five-time Grammy winner, who was diagnosed with the uncommon and terminal neurological illness stiff person syndrome (SPS) in 2022, a standing ovation.
“I love you all back, thank you very much. I genuinely mean it when I say that I’m glad to be here,” she remarked. Dion urged the audience to “never take for granted” the happiness that music can provide before revealing the nominations. Taylor Swift was then presented with the award.
For many years, Dion has been a favorite of the Recording Academy. The Canadian celebrity has had 16 nominations overall and has won five Grammy awards, including her debut record in 1992.
Dion made her first public appearance since November of last year when she went to a Vegas Golden Knights vs. Montreal Canadiens hockey game. This was Dion’s appearance at the awards presentation.
The singer has subsequently disclosed that she would be releasing a personal documentary with fans on her recent struggles, as she was forced to make the difficult choice in May 2023 to postpone her tour dates. Oscar-nominated documentarian Irene Taylor will be directing the film named “I Am: Céline Dion“, which will be available on Amazon Prime Video later in 2024 hopefully.
In an interview with “Hello Canada” in September, the superstar’s sister Claudette provided an update on her sister’s health condition. She said to the outlet, “She’s healing from the disease. She is a powerful lady.”