Celine Dion Endures A Seizure Onscreen In New Documentary

The dichotomy of Celine Dion’s life is made clear almost immediately.

In “I Am: Celine Dion,” she’s standing onstage, the mania surrounding her every performance in full effect as she plows through Ike and Tina Turner’s “River Deep – Mountain High” in a voice like a tsunami.

In the next scene, she’s in a fetal position being strapped to a gurney by medics.

It’s a jarring juxtaposition, but a necessary one.

Dion’s life is laid bare in the truest sense in the new documentary directed by Irene Taylor (the Peabody Award-winning “Hear and Now” and Emmy-nominated “Beware the Slenderman” among her ouvere).

In the 100-minute film, the global superstar is usually sans makeup, her hair pulled back into a tight bun. She might be in her gorgeous Las Vegas compound in pajamas and bare feet one moment and, in another, she’s slowly putting on thick socks as she awaits a needle in her vein for a plasma exchange treatment.

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