Celine Dion says Pink wrote a song for her after Dion’s husband of 22 years died in January.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Pink, who the 48-year-old admits to having great admiration for, wrote her a song to help her cope with her grieving process.
“Pink wrote me a song. She is phenomenal. I love her for her talent, for her strength, for her focus, the person she is. 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…'” Dion said in an interview during rehearsals for a concert at Paris’ AccorHotels Arena.
Pink is an accomplished songwriter, no stranger to writing beautiful songs for other people. Last year, she wrote the theme song for the new season of Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show, “Today’s The Day,” debuting it last fall during the premiere in New York City.
Dion says the Pink-penned song is called “Recovering.”
As The Inquisitr previously reported, Celine Dion’s husband Rene Angelil, died of throat cancer at the age of 73 on January 14, 2016. He managed Dion’s music career from 1980 to 2014. She took time off from her residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to care for him during his illness and returned to the stage in 2014 with his blessing. Dion and Angelil have three sons together, who accompanied her on this recent trip to France.
At the Billboard Music Awards in May, the songstress performed Queen’s “The Show Must Go On” in honor of her late husband, then accepted the Icon Award from her oldest son and gave a moving, tearful speech.
In the ET interview, Dion says it would have been easy for her to bow out of her obligations, with Angelil’s passing still so fresh in her mind and heart, but she knows how much he loved the industry.
Fans crowded outside waiting for her during the interview, some cheerfully singing for her in French. Her fans have been instrumental in the Grammy winner’s healing over the last few months.
“I think I do have a relationship with my fans that are [pushing] me [along]. They’ve been such supporters of my good days and my bad days. They are so considerate for my happiness and my sadness, my good and bad moments, and they are [always] supporting me. The fans are supporting not only my music, but who I am. I’ve been criticized for being an open book for so long, but it’s paying off today because they know me well.”
The Canadian native also revealed that she’s working on an English album, which will be her 12th album release in English.
Recent rumors in online publications have claimed that Celine Dion has been on the brink of “emotional collapse” since losing her husband, citing input from unnamed “close family friends.” As The Inquisitr reported, though, those rumors are false. A representative for the singer recently confirmed to Gossip Cop that the rumors were “shameful.”
Dion is living life the way her husband would have wanted her to, continuing to share her music with the world. She’s currently on a sold-out summer tour, with one more show at the AccorHotels Arena on Saturday night (July 10), the final of four shows at that venue this week.
She’ll be heading to Montreal and her hometown of Quebec from July 31 to August 27. Her Colosseum residency will continue on September 20, concluding in early February next year.
Dion says Pink’s gift to her, “Recovering,” is one fans should prepare themselves for. Whether or not that means its release date is soon or that it’s going to be a lot to handle emotionally, is unclear. Possibly both!
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