Celine Dion reveals emotional reason for keeping her coat on at the 2024 Grammys amid health struggles

Celine Dion is revealing the thought process behind one of her most recent outfits.

The singer, 56, who announced she had been diagnosed with stiff person syndrome in 2022, recently posed for the cover of Vogue France, modeling a variety of high-fashion outfits for the glamorous photo shoot.

In addition to opening up about her health in accompanying interview, Dion also reflected on some of her past ensembles for Vogue’s Life in Looks video series.

Celine Dion appears on the cover of Vogue France’s latest issue. Vogue France
The singer, 56, announced she had been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome in 2022. Vogue France
“I was like, ‘I can walk on stage with a coat?’” she recalled asking, adding that “you can do whatever you want in fashion. REUTERS

The clip concluded with her speaking about her surprise appearance at the 2024 Grammys, where she wore a sleek, brown Valentino Haute Couture coat over a pink gown straight from the runway and a silver statement necklace.

“It was very nerve wracking and at the same time, a big honor,” she said of the experience, which had her walking out on stage to present Taylor Swift with the album of the year award.

While Dion noted that the night “took a lot out” of her, her outfit did manage to make things a bit easier.

“I was like, ‘I can walk on stage with a coat?’” she recalled in the clip. “’Oh yeah, you can do whatever you want in fashion. Just have a good time. Wear that coat. Own that coat. Go for it.’”

In addition to her cover shoot, Dion also reviewed some of her past outfits for a Vogue video. Vogue/YouTube
Dion presented Taylor Swift with the album of the year award in a Valentino Haute Couture coat. Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Dion said the coat “made me feel better for a moment. To hold onto this coat, to hide myself a little bit from all these little things.” Getty Images for The Recording Academy

“And it made me feel better for a moment,” she continued. “To hold onto this coat, to hide myself a little bit from all these little things.”

It seems Celine is working on her physical health; Not only did she have an impromptu performance backstage at the musical awards show, but also, last month the “My Heart Will Go On” singer was even spotted attending a Boston Bruins ice hockey game, where, at one point, she stood up and played air guitar.

In the Vogue video, Dion did what she does best and broke out into one of her songs, “Imperfections,” which perfectly summarized the moment.

 “I got my own imperfections,” she sang. “I got my own. I got my own. Hold on.”

It seems Dion is still her same, quirky self.