She may be putting on a brave face for her fans, but behind the scenes, friends are fearing for grief-stricken Celine Dion.
Having jumped straight back on stage following her husband Rene Angelil’s death in January, friends say the singer is at breaking point, with her weight plummeting from all the stress.
‘Celine’s lost at least 7lbs [3kg] and she’s struggling to keep going. Her schedule is completely insane, but she keeps going because in her mind it’s what Rene would have wanted,’ a friends tells New Idea.
‘Well she’s very wrong… he would never have approved of her current workload. She’s losing too much weight too quickly – she really needs some rest and recuperation.’
Passing away after a long-running battle with throat cancer, Celine says her husband of 21 years, who was also her manager, encouraged her to continue singing after he was gone.
‘Rene always insisted the show must go on,’ reveals the singer, who is now a single mother to Rene-Charles, 15, and five-year-old twins Eddy and Nelson.
‘You know what, I’m 48 years old and I lost the love of my life. I miss him a lot from when he was great but not when he was suffering. I cannot be selfish. You have to let people go.’