Amazon-MGM is set to release “I’m: Céline Dion”, a film that follows the existence of the singer as she wrestles with a spinal cord condition, Stiff person syndrome.
The singer’s neurological condition, stiff person syndrome, will be discussed in the documentary.
Stiff person syndrome, first diagnosed in 1956, is an uncommon immune system neurological turmoil that can cause moderate muscle solidness and difficult fits in the lower back, legs, and middle. One to two out of every million people may be affected.
The film will traverse a year in the life of the global successful vocalist, Céline Dion as she deals with the condition that affects her spinal cord and brain.
The last few years has been such difficult for Céline. The journey from finding her condition to figuring out how to live with and deal with it. Yet, as indicated by the singer, this won’t define her in any way.
“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. During this absence, I decided I wanted to document this part of my life to help others who share this diagnosis.” Dion added that she hopes the film will “raise awareness of this little-known condition”.
In a video that she posted on Instagram in December 2022, Dion admitted that she had stiff person syndrome. This condition had an effect on her day-to-day life and led her to cancel all of her upcoming tour dates in May 2023.
Her sister revealed to the Canadian website 7 Hours in December 2023 that while she lacked muscle control, she was determined to return to the stage.