What happens to Céline Dion: extreme thinness, the mourning for her husband and a hand bathed in gold

Celine Dion before her extreme thinness and her health problems, shining on stage (Getty Images)
Celine Dion before her extreme thinness and her health problems, shining on stage (Getty Images)

The singer Céline Marie Claudette Dion is ill. His health problems give him no respite. It’s just that he had to cancel his tour again Courage by the United States. “I was very hopeful that I would be ready to go back on stage now, but I realize I have to be more patient. I am heartbroken. I feel so bad for letting them down. I’m especially sorry to disappoint all the fans who have been making plans to come to Las Vegas. Now I have to concentrate on improving. I want to get over this as soon as I can.” the artist lamented on her Twitter account.

Due to the pandemic, Dion had already suspended her scheduled shows in the city of Las Vegas, in the Resort World Theatre, where it was going to be presented between November 2021 and February 2022. The president of the theater, with capacity for five thousand people, sent a message of support to Céline: “If there is something that these difficult times have taught us, it is that nothing is more important than well-being. We wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming her home when she feels ready and able to perform again.”

Pepe Muñoz, the singer's Spanish friend has become her stylist, manager, counselor and partner in social events. She assures that they are just good friends (AFP)
Pepe Muñoz, the singer’s Spanish friend has become her stylist, manager, counselor and partner in social events. She assures that they are just good friends (AFP)

On March 9, he planned to resume his tour in Denver, which would last until April 22 to sing in 15 other cities in the United States and Canada. “Severe and persistent muscle spasms” who has been suffering for a long time, is being prevented from going on stage to give her millions of followers her exquisite voice. “It’s taking longer than expected” said the company that represents it.

Céline Dion had been able to fulfill the first 52 shows of the tour before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, in March 2020. Now, The music star is expected to resume his presentations on May 25 in Birmingham, in the United Kingdom. “I will be so happy when I get healthy, the pandemic is behind me and I get back on stage”, the Canadian artist, a native of Quebec City, was excited.

At Paris Fashion Week she was seen very deteriorated and with a worrying thinness (AFP)
At Paris Fashion Week she was seen very deteriorated and with a worrying thinness (AFP)

During the famous parisfashionweek, held between September 27 and October 5, 2021, the mega star became the great protagonist of the event. For her impeccable looks, but also for her extreme thinness. One of the nights, she made an impact with her glamorous black dress and a very pronounced neckline. That outfit hinted at the great weight loss that the singer had suffered.

Aware that the eyes of the world were resting on her figure with concern, she agreed to an interview in good morning america to clear doubts? about his extreme thinness: “Am I skinny? It is true that I’m a little thinner, but everything is fine, nothing is wrong”.

It is that for more than a decade strong rumors have been circulating about the alleged eating disorders by Celine. In his public appearances you can see a body that is too thin, the very marked bones and poorly toned muscles. But the interpreter My Heart Will Go On he denies it whenever he gets the chance. “I’m not anorexic” holds firmly.

The author of The Power of Love attributes his squalor to the dance he practices four times a week with the dancer Pepe Munoz. According to Céline, only with this dance she stays in shape without the need to do any type of diet. “I just do what I like”, argument.

Regarding Muñoz, who has become a shadow of the singer, Celine told The Sun that a romance should not be seen there. “We are friends, best friends. Of course we hugged and we shake hands and go out together, and that’s what you see. He is a gentleman, and he takes me by the hand to escort me when we leave somewhere”, and said he was without commitments.

When her husband passed away, Céline put her grief into words: “He was the first and only one who kissed me. He was the man of my life, my partner... " (AFP)
When her husband passed away, Céline put her grief into words: “He was the first and only one who kissed me. He was the man of my life, my partner… ” (AFP)

There are not a few who attribute her excessive thinness to the death of her husband, the January 14, 2016, victim of throat cancer, aged 73.

Rene Angelil He was -and perhaps will continue to be- her only man. his only love. “He was the first and the only one who kissed me. He was the man of my life, my partner… We were one. Maybe that’s why when he left, when he stopped suffering, I told myself that I was fine, that I didn’t deserve to continue suffering. But I love him. I am still in love with him, although my life is not empty of love: I have my children and my audience. However, before I go to sleep I imagine that he is by my side, that I sleep with him, that we are still married… -were the hurt words of this woman who was widowed very young-. It was very hard to see the man of my life die little by little every day. But when he passed away it was like a reliefor because he stopped suffering.

Dion came to grips with the tremendous pain caused by the departure of her partner of more than 20 years. “You can’t stop living” he reflected on how to achieve the necessary strength in such terrible moments.

At René's funeral with his three children (AP)
At René’s funeral with his three children (AP)

It was not the only battle Céline had to face: Being able to conceive her three children cost her years and years of treatment, until the long-awaited in vitro fertilization appeared.

The support of his three children, René and the twins, Eddy and Nelson, was decisive in facing life without René.

celine dion born March 30, 1968in a poor little town Québec, Canada. His parents, French Canadians, Adhemar Dion Y Therese Tanguay, they celebrated the arrival into the world of the last of fourteen children. That day was born who years later would become one of the brightest stars in Hollywood.

Celine Dion – All By Myself

Céline had a dream: “I want to be a singer, I want to be a star”, He announced when he was just 12 years old. Even when she left school in the seventh grade, she was not taken seriously in the family. “So that I don’t walk away from musicDion apologized.

Fully determined to pursue her dream, a certain René Angélil, 38, an artist representative without much luck, discovered the voice of this girl with star aspirations.

One day Celine, with his brother Jacques and his mother, composed his first theme: It was just a dream, recorded it, and his brother Michel sent the album to René Angélil. Without a doubt, the man he mortgaged his house to finance the first album of what would be the love of his life.

Celine Dion and René Angélil on their wedding day, December 17, 1994
Celine Dion and René Angélil on their wedding day, December 17, 1994

His privileged voice unleashed a tsunami of fans, awards, mountains of albums sold: more than 170 million albums, five grammy, and until the Legion of Honor, maximum and historical French award.

But, meanwhile, the story between that 12-year-old girl and that representative was modeled several steps higher.

When Céline turned 19 and René, 45, the romance began that would become a wedding a year later. However, they did not whitewash their love for fear of the “what they will say” due to the significant age difference. But love does not understand numbers.

It was not until 1993 that she revealed her love for Angélil when she dedicated her third album to him. the color of my love.

In the image, the Canadian singer C'line Dion. EFE/Etienne Laurent/File
In the image, the Canadian singer C’line Dion. EFE/Etienne Laurent/File

When he had already become a mega star, before going on stage, Céline Dion squeezed her right hand with her left hand. Rene Angelil. It was like an infallible cabal. A ritual that only death would interrupt.

When René left, that warm hand that calmed her, covered her, also left.

I couldn’t stand so much absence. That heartbreaking lack. But a light gave shape to an idea that accompanies her to this day. He had a mold taken of René’s hand, which he squeezed before each show, and the artist transferred it to bronze and then bathed it in gold.

Céline Dion and the sculpture of the hand of René
Céline Dion and the sculpture of the hand of René

And so, that cold hand, but burning in the ever-present memory of the woman who loved him, René continues to guide her from somewhere.

In his house, on a simple pedestal, that golden hand accompanies her and all those who loved him.

And it is in that silence, that silence that invades the space before entering the stage, that the memory of René is reborn giving Céline the strength to shine as much as when he held her hand.

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What happens to Céline Dion: extreme thinness, the mourning for her husband and a hand bathed in gold