Celine Dion “GMA” Video: Watch Interview About Rene Angelil’s Death
As Gossip Cop has reported, Angelil died of throat cancer in January at age 73. In addition to adult children, he also left behind his three sons with Dion. And just days later, the superstar also lost her brother.
While Dion spoke about the tragic events at a Las Vegas “celebration of life” ceremony in February, the “GMA” interview marked her first time discussing it all on TV. Speaking to Deborah Roberts on her Vegas concert stage, the singer said of her husband’s health battle, “I saw him suffer. And that is worst. Today for me, I don’t wanna say that it’s not as hard. It’s a different kind of hard. Today for me, it’s like I don’t live with him physically, but I live with him inside of me.”
Dion noted her brother passed on Angelil’s birthday, and said she believes, “For his birthday, my husband came and got my brother, because my brother was too weak to fly on his own.” And while she feels Angelil is still guiding her, she admittedly wonders, “Am I going to have signs all the time? Or do I have to make decisions as a woman, as a mother, as artist?”
Roberts asked Dion if she’s “ready for that.” “Do I have a choice?” she responded, seemingly fighting back tears. “You’re never ready for something like this to happen. Even though you expect it, when it happens, you’re not prepared.” Still, Dion says, “I am at peace.”
Additional parts of Dion’s interview will air on “Nightline,” and she is also the cover story interview for this week’s People magazine. And on Sunday, she’ll perform “The Show Must Go On” at the Billboard Music Awards. Check out the videos below.