Celine Dion breaks down in heartbreaking new trailer for I Am documentary

Celine Dion becomes emotional in her new documentary, “I Am: Celine Dion,” when discussing how she’s had to take a step back from performing for her adoring fans amid her stiff person syndrome battle.

“I’m working hard every day, but I have to admit, it’s been a struggle,” the Grammy winner says in a trailer for the forthcoming Prime Video documentary, released on Thursday. “I miss it so much.”

She then adds with tears welling up in her eyes, “The people, I miss them.”

However, Dion, 56, also explains in the sneak peek, per Page Six, that she is determined to get back onstage.

“If I can’t run, I’ll walk. If I can’t walk, I’ll crawl,” the My Heart Will Go On singer says. “And I won’t stop. I won’t stop.”

In the documentary, Dion — who was just 13 years old when she released her first album — also looks back at the trajectory of her career, adding, “I’ve seen my life, and I love every piece of it.”

The Power of Love singer notes, though, that while it “sounds great” to record music in a studio, it is “greater” when she gets to sing a track in front of her fans and is able to “create [her] own magic.”

“It’s not hard to do a show, you know,” she says. “It’s hard to cancel a show.”

In December 2022, Dion revealed she had been diagnosed with stiff person syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that cause muscle stiffness and painful muscle spasms.

The illness forced the singer to cancel her tour dates in Europe, which had been set to begin the following February.

Dion also had to postpone her Las Vegas residency in October 2021 and cancel her North American tour months later while doctors nailed down her medical issues.

“All I know is singing. It’s what I’ve done all my life, and it’s what I love to do the most,” the That’s The Way It Is singer said in a heartfelt video via Instagram when she made the diagnosis announcement.

While Dion dealt with her health journey, her sister Claudette Dion gave rare insight into the superstar’s struggles, sharing that they had been unable to find medication that helped ease symptoms and that Celine had allegedly lost control of her muscles.

However, the performer made a remarkable return to the public eye at the 2024 Grammys in February, walking to the podium without assistance and showing that perhaps she is on the mend.

“When I say that I’m happy to be here, I really mean it from my heart,” she told the audience at the time.

“Those who have been blessed enough to be here at the Grammy Awards must never take for granted the tremendous love and joy that music brings to our lives and to people all around the world.”

In March, Celine then shared via Instagram that she is “determined” to get back onstage and to “live as normal of a life as possible.”

I Am: Celine Dion starts steaming June 25 on Prime Video.

This article originally appeared in Page Six and was reproduced with permission.

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