Celine Dion Releases Painful Tribute to Late Husband
Celine Dion has released the heart-wrenching song which Pink wrote as a tribute to her late husband Rene Angelil.
Canadian singer Dion warned fans to “get ready” for the emotional “Recovering” as she released it online on Thursday night.
Pink wrote the track for Dion’s new album after reaching out to Angelil’s grieving widow.
“At the Billboard Music Awards when I saw her, I said, ‘For you to take the time to really write a song, to give me a tool, a piece of luggage to help me to move forward to walk to keep going (is amazing),” Celine told Entertainment Tonight earlier this year.
The beautiful song features Dion clearly fighting with her emotions as she sings accompanied by a piano.
The lyrics include the lines: “I am recovering/The hope that I lost/The part of my soul/That paid the cost,” and “Little by little/Day by day/One step at a time/Shake off the devil/Take back my peace of mind.”
She ends the song by singing Pink’s words: “Tell him I love him/Take back my peace of mind.”
First revealing news of her song written by Pink to Entertainment Tonight, Dion admitted recording “Recovering“ had helped her heal following her husband’s death in January.
“She is phenomenal,” she added. “I love her for her talent, for her strength, for her focus.”
Angelil was 73 when he lost his battle with cancer.
Fans expect Dion to perform “Recovering” during her appearance on Friday night’s Stand Up to Cancer telecast. The singer’s brother, Daniel, also lost his battle with the disease in January, and her brother-in-law, Guy Poirier, is currently fighting cancer in her native Canada.
The “My Heart Will Go On” singer will join country stars Keith Urban and Little Big Town among those performing as part of the telecast, which will air on more than 40 different television networks. The show will be broadcast live from the Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and executive-produced by actor Bradley Cooper, who lost his father to cancer in 2011.