For Celine Dion, 2016 began with not one but two devastating losses: first her husband, Rene Angelil, passed away on January 14th from throat cancer, then her brother Daniel succumbed to brain cancer just two days later. Celine handled her grief the same way she has handled every hardship in her long and ridiculously successful career: by reaching out to her fans for support (and supporting them, as was the case at Rene’s funeral in Montreal, where she comforted mourning fans for SEVEN hours straight), and expressing her feelings through music.
Through her tears, Celine returned to her residency at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and embarked on a new tour.
Celine is currently back in the studio, in the process of working on what is sure to be her most emotional, honest album yet. In between rehearsals for her Paris concert on Wednesday, she revealed that one of the songs on the upcoming album came from a surprising source: Pink. Apparently Pink reached out to Celine with a song she had written after Rene’s passing, focusing on Celine’s strength moving forward. Here’s what Celine told ET about the special track:
We think we speak for all Celine fans when we say WE ARE SO READY, aka we have a huge box of tissues at hand and are counting down the hours until she releases this album. We love you, Celine!