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Céline Dion Shares First Look At 'I Am: Céline Dion' Documentary

On Tuesday, April 16, the “My Heart Will Go On” hitmaker shared on Instagram a photo from “I Am: Celine Dion” in addition to unveiling its premiere date.

via: People

The film, which examines Dion's legendary career and recent diagnosis with the rare autoimmune neurological disorder stiff-person syndrome (SPS), will debut on streaming globally on Tuesday, June 25.

In addition to announcing the release date for the upcoming documentary directed by Irene Taylor, a first look image of I Am: Céline Dion was also revealed.

The shot is a recent image of the "My Heart Will Go On" singer, 56, taken from her side profile with her hair pulled back. Dion appears to be in high spirits in the photo, as she's in the midst of holding up an empowered fist.

The Grammy winner posted the preview image on her Instagram and teased the release date, as well as the film's official synopsis, in the caption.

A handful of fans took to the comments to share how much they're looking forward to the documentary.

"OMG MOTHER IS COMINGGGG," one follower replied, while another said, "I can't wait to see this- WE LOVE YOU CELINE!! ❤️❤️❤️."

Fellow hitmaker Cyndi Lauper also commented, "Many many blessings! Love you Celine! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙌 🔥."

I Am: Céline Dion is described in the official synopsis as "a love letter to fans" and "a raw and honest behind-the-scenes look at the iconic superstar’s struggle with a life-altering illness."

The film also "highlights the music that has guided her life while also showcasing the resilience of the human spirit," according to the synopsis.

Taylor, who helms the project, is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning filmmaker. She previously directed hit documentaries like Beware the Slenderman and Leave No Trace: A Hidden History of the Boy Scouts, among others.

When the forthcoming doc was announced earlier this year in January, Dion shared a statement in a press release. She said, "This last couple of years has been such a challenge for me, the journey from discovering my condition to learning how to live with and manage it, but not to let it define me."

"As the road to resuming my performing career continues, I have realized how much I have missed it, of being able to see my fans,” the "I'm Alive" singer continued. "During this absence, I decided I wanted to document this part of my life, to try to raise awareness of this little-known condition, to help others who share this diagnosis."

I Am: Céline Dion is set to premiere nearly two and a half years since the songstress first publicly shared in late 2022 that she had been diagnosed with SPS.

At the time, the songstress opened up to fans in a video posted to Instagram about the condition, which affects the central nervous system and can cause "hyper-rigidity, debilitating pain, chronic anxiety," per the Stiff Person Syndrome Foundation.

Several months after announcing her diagnosis, Dion also made the decision to cancel her tour dates for the foreseeable future to focus on her health.

In more recent months, the pop icon has stepped out for several public appearances, including several NHL games and the 2024 Grammys in February, where she surprised the crowd by presenting the album of the year award.

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