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Celine Dion Breaks Down In Tears As She Shares Health Struggles

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Celine Dion Breaks Down In Tears As She Shares Health Struggles

Legendary music icon; Celine Dion breaks down in tears in a new trailer for her upcoming documentary, as she discusses the hardships she has experienced since being diagnosed with stiff person syndrome (SPS).

I Am: Celine Dion, directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker; Irene Taylor, will take viewers behind the scenes of the Canadian singer’s life since being diagnosed with the rare neurological ailment, as well as the lengths she has gone to continue performing. The 56-year-old terminated her Las Vegas residency in 2021 because of health issues, then revealed her SPS diagnosis in December 2022 and canceled her Courage World Tour.

The trailer begins with a video of Dion singing a high note before her voiceover says: “My voice is the conductor of my life.

“When your voice brings you joy, you’re the best of yourself. I need my instrument.”

It then cuts to an emergency call being made before the singer, who is sitting in a chair, says: “I’ve been diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder and I wasn’t ready to say anything before, but I’m ready now.”

The teaser features a host of video snippets of Dion commanding the stage during her shows and recording in the studio as she reflects on her career.

“It’s not hard to do a show, you know. It’s hard to cancel a show,” she says in the two-minute trailer.

“I’m working hard every day but I have to admit, it’s been a struggle.”

A tearful Dion adds: “I miss it so much. The people, I miss them. If I can’t run, I’ll walk. If I can’t walk, I’ll crawl. I won’t stop.”

The Prime Video documentary is billed as a “love letter to her fans” which will highlight “the music that has guided her life while also showcasing the resilience of the human spirit”.

The artist, whose best-known hits include My Heart Will Go On, Think Twice, and It’s All Coming Back To Me Now, has sold over 250 million albums in her 40-year career.

Dion has also received five Grammys, two Oscars, and the Billboard Music Award Lifetime Achievement Icon Award.

In a Vogue France cover story published last month, she discussed returning to finish her globe tour.

“For four years I’ve been saying to myself that I’m not going back, that I’m ready, that I’m not ready… As things stand, I can’t stand here and say to you ‘Yes, in four months’,” Dion told the magazine.

“I don’t know… My body will tell me. On the other hand, I don’t just want to wait. It’s morally hard to live from day to day.

“It’s hard, I’m working very hard and tomorrow will be even harder. Tomorrow is another day. But there’s one thing that will never stop, and that’s the will. It’s the passion. It’s the dream. It’s the determination,” she added.

The main symptoms of SPS are muscle stiffness and spasming, and while there is no cure for the disease, it can be treated, including with muscle sedatives and relaxants. Physical and occupational therapy are also treatment options for people with SPS.

I Am Celine Dion” will be available globally on Prime Video on June 25.

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