After Years of Silence: Celine Dion Opens Up About Serious Illness

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.01 - 2024 6:13 PM CET

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Celine Dion Opens Up About Serious Illness.

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The diagnosis of stiff person syndrome is the focus of a new documentary about singer Céline Dion, who still hopes to return to the stage one day despite her diagnosis.

After years of silence, a new documentary aims to shed light on Canadian singer Céline Dion's prolonged battle with the autoimmune disorder stiff person syndrome.

Titled 'I am: Céline Dion,' the documentary is reported by Billboard Canada.

Amazon MGM production company has acquired the rights to tell Céline Dion's story, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Described as an emotional, energetic, and poetic love letter to music, 'I am: Céline Dion' captures over a year of the legendary singer's journey towards an open and authentic life with illness, the documentary's synopsis states.

The release date for the documentary is still unknown.

Céline Dion revealed her diagnosis with Moersch-Woltman syndrome, also known as stiff person syndrome, in 2022.

The condition causes the body to attack itself, leading to muscle stiffness and painful spasms.

In December, Céline Dion's sister Claudette disclosed that the singer's condition had worsened. Despite this, the 55-year-old pop star hopes to make a comeback to the stage.

Céline Dion released her first LP at 12 years old. At 20, in 1998, she won the international Eurovision Song Contest with 'Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi'.

Since then, Céline Dion has achieved international fame, notably for her songs in the movies 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Titanic'.

The title song of the latter, 'My Heart Will Go On,' is considered her signature hit.

Privately, Céline Dion is a mother to three children, whom she had with her husband and manager, René Angélil, who died of cancer in 2016.

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