Celine Dion fights back tears as she opens up about career-ending diagnosis

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May 23, 2024, published at 6:21 PM ET

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Dion's eyes welled with tears in a powerful part of the trailer, released Thursday, as she discussed dealing with the harsh realities of life offstage. “I work hard every day, but I have to admit it's been a struggle. I miss it so much. The people. I miss them,” she said, choking back tears.

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Despite her hardships, the five-time Grammy winner revealed she is determined to perform again.

“If I can't run, I'll walk. If I can't walk, I crawl,” Dion said as she struggled not to break down in front of the camera. “And I won't stop. I won't stop.”

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“I've seen my life and I love every part of it,” Dion said as he reflected on her decades-long career. It all comes back to me singer admitted that while it “sounds great” to record in a music studio, her “greater” joy is being able to “create” music. [her] own magic” and sing for her fans.

“It's not hard to do a show, you know,” she said. “It is hard to cancel a performance.”

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As RadarOnline.com reported, Dion was forced to cancel the remainder of her world tour in May 2023, months afterward she was diagnosed with the rare condition that causes muscle stiffness and painful muscle spasms. She had previously postponed her stay in Las Vegas as doctors tried to figure out what was wrong with her body.

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“All I know is to sing. It's what I've done all my life, and it's what I love to do,” Dion declared in an emotional video on social media as she revealed her diagnosis of stiff person syndrome.

She went under the radar to focus on her health, but made her triumphant return to the public eye on the 66th Annual Grammy Awards in February.

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Dion appeared on stage for a surprise performance and walked to the stage himself without assistance. “When I say I'm happy to be here, I really mean it from my heart,” she told the awards show audience. “Those blessed enough to be here at the Grammy Awards should never take for granted the immense love and joy that music brings to our lives and to people around the world.”

I am: Celine Dion will be available to stream on Prime Video from June 25.

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