Celine Dion has given her first television interview since the tragic death of her husband Rene Angelil.
During the interview, the 48-year-old superstar entertainer described her final moments spent with her husband just before he passed away.
“You were worrying for my career. You were worrying for the children. You were worrying for everything. It’s enough. Do you trust me? Please do. Trust me,” Celine recalled saying to Rene Angelil on his deathbed. “The kids are fine. I’m fine. I promise you we’re gonna be okay. Please leave in peace. I don’t want you to worry.”
Celine also recalled how she told their children, five-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy, and 15-year-old Rene-Charles, about their father’s death.
“Before I told them that their dad was not there, I talked about when we, everybody, gets sick. Then I said, ‘Do you remember the movie ‘Up,’” Celine said. “It’s one of our favorites…’Oh,’ they said, ‘Yes, Ellie went up. You know, she, with the balloons.’ And I said, ‘Well, yeah … You know, today Papa went up.’”
“The only thing I wanted is for them to say up,” Celine continued. “Up is a good thing. Up is uplifting. Papa was very sick. He didn’t have a sore throat. He did not have a bellyache. He did not have an earache. Do you remember Papa had a tube in his belly? Do you have a tube in your belly? Do you? I don’t. That’s really, really, really, really, really sick.”