Céline Dion opens up on overcoming her fear of illness

The singer revealed she found strength in wanting to protect her children, René-Charles, 23, and twins Nelson and Eddy, 13, when she first showed symptoms of the neurological disorder, stiff person syndrome. "As a mom, my number one priority, I need to help myself for my kids," the My Heart Will Go On legend told Extra at the New York premiere of her new documentary, I Am: Céline Dion. As Céline, 56, had lost her husband René Angélil in 2016 to throat cancer, she felt particularly frightened of leaving their sons orphaned.