I Am: Celine Dion - A Story of Resilience arrives this June on Amazon Prime

The documentary film contains material that was filmed for a year and a half. In addition to her career, it also depicts Dion's battle with Stiff Person Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord

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I Am: Celine Dion - A Story of Resilience arrives this June on Amazon Prime
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Celine Dion, a name synonymous with powerful vocals and timeless ballads, is set to share a deeply personal chapter in the new documentary "I Am: Celine Dion." Coming to Prime Video this June, the film, directed by Academy Award nominee Irene Taylor, promises an unfiltered look at Dion's life over the past 18 months.

While fans can expect a celebration of her illustrious career, the documentary goes beyond the bright lights of the stage. It delves into Dion's battle with Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS), a rare neurological disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord, Variety reports.

This debilitating condition forced Dion to face new limitations, significantly affecting her performances and daily life. Driven by a desire to raise awareness of SPS, a condition with limited public understanding, Dion hopes the documentary will connect with others facing similar challenges.

"The past few years have been a rollercoaster," Dion revealed in a candid statement. "It's been a journey of self-discovery, learning to live and manage this condition, but I refuse to let it define who I am." The recording process also served as a powerful reminder of the deep connection Dion shares with her fans.

"I realized how much I miss performing for them," she continued. "This documentary became a way for me to document this period of my life and offer support to anyone facing an SPS diagnosis" [Variety]. Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon MGM Studios, emphasized the importance of the film.

"This documentary is a raw and intimate account of a pivotal moment in Celine Dion's life and career," said Salke. News of Dion's SPS diagnosis broke the internet in late 2022 when she shared an emotional video on her official Instagram page.

Since then, the singer's condition has deteriorated, leading to reduced public attendance and the heartbreaking cancellation of the European leg of her "Courage" world tour. "I am: Celine Dion" promises to be more than just a documentary, we will be able to delve deeper into the character of this legendary singer.

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