Celine Dion is set to sit down for her first in-depth interview since the untimely passing of her beloved husband René Angélil. Montreal's TVA network announced on Friday (May 13) that the singer's interview will air on May 18.
Speaking with the network's Marie-Claude Barrette, an emotional Celine admits, "Every day, I look at René-Charles, Nelson and Eddy and I see René." The interview was taped yesterday at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace where the singer performs her Las Vegas show.
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Following the interview, Marie-Claude stated, "I expected to encounter a weakened Céline and I met a woman of unexpected strength. I feel honoured to have had her first interview since the death of René."
On the same day, ABC News will feature a "compelling" interview with Celine, who spoke at length with their correspondent Deborah Roberts.
It has been a challenging five months for the mother of three as she has tried to adjust to life without her longtime love and manager. After taking a month off from her residency to mourn privately with her family, the 48-year-old returned to the stage on Feb. 23. After wrapping up her winter block of shows, Celine and her family jetted off to their private home in the Bahamas.
News of her first interview and perviously announced appearance at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on May 22 suggests the singer is slowly becoming more comfortable with stepping back into the spotlight. It was also announced today that she is one of 16 acts lined up for the TODAY show's summer concert series. The "Heart Will Go On" singer will perform outside the Rockefeller Center on July 22. Other performers set to hit the stage in the TODAY plaza include Luke Bryan, Nick Jonas, Canada's Shawn Mendes and Alicia Keys.