Celine Dion became emotional as she expressed gratitude to her children and received a standing ovation at the premiere of her documentary in New York City.

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

“Thanks to you, my fans, your presence in my journey has been a gift beyond measure,” the superstar expressed at the premiere of ‘I Am: Celine Dion’.

Céline Dion tearfully introduced the upcoming documentary centered on her life.

At the New York City premiere of “I Am: Celine Dion,” an upcoming Prime Video documentary delving into the legendary performer’s life and her battle with a rare neurological disorder called stiff-person syndrome (SPS), she introduced the film and expressed gratitude to everyone involved, including her children.

The “Queen of Power Ballads” took the stage to speak briefly about the documentary, greeted by a thunderous applause.

At the beginning of her speech, she expressed gratitude to her physician, Dr. Amanda Piquet, and documentary filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky. Dion, 56, also mentioned that it was the largest audience she had been in front of in years.

“Of course, I wouldn’t be here without the daily love and support from my wonderful children,” she acknowledged. Dion shares three sons, René-Charles, 23, and twins Nelson and Eddy, 13, with her late husband, René Angélil.

“Thank you, René-Charles. Thank you, Nelson. Thank you, Eddy. Thank you very much,” she concluded, as the audience continued their enthusiastic applause.

She went on, saying, “And thanks to you, my fans, your presence in my journey has been a gift beyond measure. Your never-ending love and support for all the issues have delivered me to this moment.”

Reflecting on her journey and the documentary, she shared a humorous anecdote: “One of the stories you will hear from me in this movie is when I was reading and learning about my condition. I compared myself — and I’m not saying this because we’re in New York — but I compared myself to an apple. Oh, it sounds like we made it up, but I did, and I was in Las Vegas.”

Continuing, she explained her realization: “When I said to myself that I compared myself to an apple from a tree, [I said], ‘I don’t want you [fans] to wait in line anymore if I don’t have any shiny apples for you.’ So a couple of days ago, I saw a message from a fan and it said, ‘We’re not here for the apple. We’re here for the truth.’”

“I cannot believe how fortunate I am to have my friends in my life,” Celine Dion said, wiping away a tear.

She was then joined on stage by her son René-Charles, who brought her a tissue. “Thank you to all of you from the bottom of my heart for being part of my journey. This movie is my love letter to each of you.”

“I hope to see you all again very soon,” she concluded, as the audience rose to give her a standing ovation.

After the screening ended, Dion and Taylor waved to the audience amid continued applause.

Dion, a five-time Grammy winner, was dressed in an all-white ensemble featuring a long skirt paired with an elegant long-sleeved blouse. She accessorized her outfit with a silver belt, matching bracelets, and stud earrings.