In February and March 2020 Celine Dion gave her last concert as part of her ‘Courage world tour’. During the period of covid and lockdown her concert which was supposed to be held in April was postponed, in May 2020 she posted a video on her social video of her singing at her home in Las Vegas, in April 2020 she performed during “One World: Together at home”.
In November 2020 she made a short appearance in ‘Nurse Heroes Live’ and published a video of the members of the golf club. Her concerts were rescheduled for April 29 2022 to 2023 and later she canceled all the concerts due to her health issues. She opened up about her health issues and the problems she has to face because of them. She said that she has “severe and persistent muscle spasms” which are causing a lot of problems due to which is not able to perform. It was since January when she had to cancel the North American tour, she expressed her disappointment through an Instagram video about canceling her European tours.
In that video, she said “well here we are again and I am so sorry we have to change our plans for Europe one more time. First, we had to move the shows because of the pandemic, now this is my health issues that is causing us to postpone some shows and unfortunately, we have to cancel some too” alongside this disappointing news she also gave good news to her fans that she is doing a little bit better and also mentioned that since the recovery is very slow it is very frustrating for her.
Celine Dion’s Life’s Journey
Celine Marie Claudette Dion popularly known as Celine Dion was born on March 30, 1968, in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada. She is a French-Canadian pop singer who is known all around the world for her over-the-top vocal prowess and her fervent public virtuosity and musicianship. As a French-Canadian singer she has recorded numerous superhit albums in both French and English and she also gets several prestigious awards.
She was born into a family with 13 siblings; her family was musically inclined which made her begin singing when she was 5 years old. In 1994 she married a stage manager or organizer Rene Angelil who was responsible for launching her career with her first ever album in 1981 and following in next year she was awarded in World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo and in 1983 she was the first Canadian singer who received a gold record in France.
As she gained a lot of fame and recognition from this award, she recorded eight studio albums in French as she started her work in her traditional genre which was a pop ballad.
Why did she take a break at the start of her career?
She took her first break in 1989 due to an injury in her voice during a concert on the incognito tournee. After knowing that it can become a chronic illness in her future she consulted an otorhinolaryngologist William Gould, who gave her a choice to have surgery on her vocal cords or not sing for three consecutive weeks. So, she chose an easier and more efficient way to have vocal training with William Riley.
She even gets criticism for being too perfect and sentimental.
She released her first English album in 1990, Unison, and the romantic ballad “Where Does My Heart Beat Now” from this point in her life, she gained an insane amount of international fan following. She even collaborated with Peabo Bryson for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”. Her vocal prowess and songs which contains a lot of emotions made her a worldwide phenomenon, but as we all know it is not always good because in that era some critics dismissed her songs and called them excessively sentimental and not humanly or way too perfect. Even in the middle of all this chaos, she won two Grammys in 1996 proving herself.
The reason for her second break from the music industry was her family and her massive comeback.
Celine Dion took a hiatus from her career at the beginning of the 21st century, the reason she gave for this break from the music industry was that she wanted to focus on family. She made a comeback with an album of genres in 2002, but the sales of these albums were not as megahit as her previous albums. In 2003 she again made a comeback by performing a live show in Las Vegas which continued for four consecutive years. Even if she was not as popular as she used to be but it was reported that in 2007 her worldwide album sales has surpassed 200 million. She recorded with motion pictures for the theme song of the movie ‘Titanic’ song “My Heart Will Go On” this song was a massive hit for her and won the prestigious Academy Award and topped several charts in different countries. She kept recording albums in French and those albums were the best-selling albums of all time.
The stop in her career was due to the failing health of her husband.
She took a break from her performing career in 2014 and 2015 to take care of her husband who was suffering from throat cancer and passed away in early 2016. But she returned to the stage only a few weeks after her husband’s death showing the strength and the level of professionalism she holds. She performed ‘All By Myself’ and dedicated the whole performance to her husband, she even got emotional during her performance but her efforts made the performance magical and wowed the masses to pay her respect, audience showed their love and support which made her keep going. During this time she was in the middle of recording her French album “One More Night” in 2016, and the death of her husband was the reason behind the seven months delay in her album.
When asked about love after her husband’s death…
Six years ago Rene Angelil passed away the impresario and Husband of Celine Dion after 22 years of their marriage. In an interview when she was asked about having someone she loves after her husband’s death to which she answered that she said I don’t know, I have no idea if there will ever be someone special in her life after her husband. She also mentioned that she feels complete with her three sons with her late husband named Rene-Charles, Nelson, and Eddy.
She said that “I am not thinking about any relationship and falling in love again”. She also said that “losing my husband, for my kids to lose their father, it was quite something, I feel like Rene has given me so much through the years and still today. I see my kids, I look them, we live with him. He is a part of our lives every day so I have that feeling very, very strong”.
She did her 12th concert in 2017, it was systematized in support of her album ‘Encore Un Soir’ this tour received positive reviews as she sang many of her fan’s favorite songs. She sold out all of the concerts in Europe and broke many records in the United Kingdom, gaining the title of highest-grossing artist in the UK.