April 08, 2019

Céline Dion Reveals Her Fears of Raising 3 Boys without Their Father

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Without her late husband René Angélil around, music icon Céline Dion contends with anxiety over raising their three children.

The powerhouse vocalist admitted in an interview that she fears being asked by her three boys about their father, who died of throat cancer in 2016 at the age of 73.

Celine Dion at the RVDK Ronald Van Der Kemp Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019 show on January 23, 2019 in Paris, France | Photo: Getty Images


“Raising the three boys, I was afraid that they were going to ask me about 'where's dad?’ every day,” she said, referring to her children René-Charles and twins Eddy and Nelson.

René-Charles, the eldest, is beginning to follow in his mother’s footsteps. He recently published his first set of cover songs online, gaining instant popularity among listeners.


"I didn't know if I was going to have the strength and the courage to sing again because René always sang with me."


René-Charles used Sound Cloud as a platform for his music as an independent musician. He released his tracks under the pseudonym "Big Tip."

The aspiring singer chose a few of The Weeknd songs to cover. Within a few hours after their release, his music got listed on the Charts on SoundCloud, ranking #1 and #2 under R&B and Soul, and New & Hot sections.

Celine Dion and Rene-Charles Angelil at the T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada | Photo: Getty Images



Céline recently announced her first world tour in more than a decade. The "My Heart Will Go On" singer has been busy with her Las Vegas residency for years.  

She is dedicating her "Courage" world tour, which commenced with a concert in downtown L.A., to her husband and her late brother Daniel, both of whom died in the same year.

She said she named the tour in honor of the courage that helped her return to the stage following the deaths of her husband and brother.

“It was a challenge. It was a challenge to go back onstage. I didn't know if I was going to have the strength and the courage to sing again because René always sang with me. René was my second half,” the five-time Grammy winner said.