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Prime Video documentary on Celine Dion's health: 'The last few years have been very challenging for me'

Prime Video documentary on Celine Dion's health: 'The last few years have been very challenging for me'

A documentary about Celine Dion's battle against rigid person syndrome (RPS) will soon be released on Prime Video.

Amazon MGM Studios announced Tuesday that it has acquired international rights to the documentary Me: Celine DionWhich will follow our national singer, who was absent from the stage for two years due to illness.

Filming under the direction of Oscar-winning director Erin Taylor continued for a year and the result can be seen in 240 countries and territories across the planet.

Me: Celine Dion It will focus on the biggest battle of the life of the 55-year-old artist, who, due to convulsions associated with RPD, has been unable to sing for two years already. As we know, Celine Dion wants more than anything to return to the spotlight, as she was the one who had to abandon an international tour and a new residency show in Las Vegas due to SPR.

“The last few years have been very challenging for me, from discovering the disease to learning how to live with it and manage it, without letting it get to know me,” Celine Dion said in a statement on Tuesday.

Celine Dion in the video announcing that she has been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome on December 8, 2022.

Photo from Celine Dion's Facebook archive

“When I look back on my career, I realize how much I missed being able to see my career Fans. While I'm away, I wanted to document this part of my life to raise awareness of this little-known disease and help people who share this diagnosis.

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Access to the private life of the star

The curious will thus have access to the high-fashion wardrobe and personal effects of the superstar, who has sold more than 250 million albums since his debut when he was 13 years old. We will also find her in the recording studio and see unpublished moments from her private life, we promise, saying that the documentary will be “a moving, dynamic and poetic love letter to music.”

“Celine Dion is a major global superstar whose career has been defined not only by her exceptional work ethic and passion, but also by her immense dedication to her own. Fans“, confirmed Jennifer Salke, Director of Amazon MGM Studios.

Chantal Machabe of the Montreal Canadiens and Celine Dion after the game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Golden Knights in Las Vegas last fall.

Archive photo taken from Chantal Machabée's Instagram account

She added: “This documentary is a raw and intimate portrait of an important period in her personal life and career, revealing her journey as she overcomes an unimaginable diagnosis.” The trust she has placed in us is an honor, and we look forward to sharing her story with Prime Video subscribers around the world.

The documentary is produced by Sony Music Vision in association with Sony Music Entertainment Canada and Vermilion Films Me: Celine Dion It will be released on the platform soon, but no date has been revealed yet.

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