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Celine Dion shares intimate moments and emotional upheavel in the new “I Am: Celine Dion” documentary trailer

The pop star’s iconic live performances and struggle with stiff person syndrome are captured in the Prime Video documentary, which premieres on June 25.

The voice of a generation is speaking up about her recent bout with illness. The first trailer for Prime Video’s documentary I Am: Celine Dion, focusing on Canadian icon Celine Dion’s historic career and struggle with stiff person syndrome, has dropped—and the “My Heart Will Go On” singer is not holding back.

The trailer opens with Dion in a recording booth, unleashing her classic belt. “Is the sound man okay?” she asks. We then see clips of the star performing for crowds of thousands, interspersed with footage of her spending time with her twin sons, Nelson and Eddy Angélil. “When your voice brings you joy…you’re the best of yourself,” she says. “I need my instrument.”

And then tragedy strikes. In December 2022, Dion shared that she’d been diagnosed with stiff person syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that can lead to progressive muscular rigidity and painful spasms. The trailer shows behind-the-scenes footage of the video in which Dion announced her diagnosis to the world, revealing that she would have to take a step back from touring to recover. “I wasn’t ready to say anything before, but I’m ready now,” Dion says.

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I Am: Celine Dion proceeds to capture Dion managing her illness while also highlighting her immense talent via shots from her many iconic live performances. “It’s not hard to do a show, you know. It’s hard to cancel a show,” Dion says while doing physical therapy. “I’m working hard every day, but I have to admit, it’s been a struggle.”

But ever the fighter, Dion is determined to make it back where she belongs. “I miss it so much. The people—I miss them,” a tearful Dion says. “If I can’t run, I’ll walk. If I can’t walk, I’ll crawl.”

I Am: Celine Dion hits the streamer on June 25.

Original article is available on Vanity Fair Italia

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