Celine Dion has reflected on her tough 2016 in a retrospective video recounting the highs and lows of the past 12 months.
Celine Dion shared the post on Facebook on Thursday (December 22) as she prepared to close a difficult chapter in her life, which included both the deaths of her manager husband Rene Angelil and her brother Daniel within days of each other at the start of the year.
The video opens with the heartbreaking loss of her spouse of 22 years on January 14, and features news footage of Celine bidding farewell to her longtime love after his battle with cancer.
It then moves on to clips from the singer’s return to the public eye, hitting the stage in February as she resumed her Las Vegas residency show, and performing an emotional tribute to Rene at the Billboard Awards in May, when she belted out a rendition of her hit The Show Must Go On, and was surprised with the Icon Award by their eldest son, 15-year-old Rene-Charles.
The short montage ends with Celine’s 1,000th gig at Sin City’s Caesars Palace, as she thanks her fans for giving her the strength and support to push through her grief and continue on with her life.
“My voice does not resonate without you,” the closing note reads. “You have made my childhood dream come true. I hope I have inspired you to reach out for yours.”