Awarded as the best-selling Canadian recording artist as well as one of the best-selling artists of all time, Celine Dion is a Canadian singer who is known for her powerful yet elegant voice. She was first recognized internationally when she won the Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in 1982 and the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998. After signing with Epic Records, Dion released her first English-spoken album called Unison. She continued to gain more popularity as her songs like “The Power of Love”, “My Heart Will Go On, “Because You Loved Me” and “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now” captured the heart of people worldwide.
Back in late 2019, fans started to worry for Celine Dion’s health as she noticeably lost weight, and rumors of her having an eating disorder were all around the internet. After a talk with ABC News, she decided to address the speculations about her health and admittedly said that she knows she lost a few pounds but it is not something to worry about because she is healthy. She further adds that it is due to her new hobby in life: ballet. “I do this four times a week. People say ‘she’s a lot thinner’ but I’m working hard. I like to move and weight loss comes with it.”, she told the interviewers from People magazine.
The rumors first started when pictures of Dion, looking thinner than she was last January 2019, were released during Alexandre Vauthier’s fashion show in Paris. Rumors and concerns then started to spread as more photos of Dion were revealed by paparazzi and fashion outlets. Fans began expressing their worries on social media saying she looks too “skinny” and “weak.” Comments like “She looks so fragile” and “She looks way too thin” took over a number of social media platforms.
For several years, Dion has received mixed responses from fans about her overall health and weight. Although her slim figure has always made the headlines, she insists that she feels “strong and feminine”. Speaking to The Sun’s Dan Wootton, she mentions that “I’m doing this for me. I want to feel strong, beautiful, feminine and sexy” when asked about how she sees fashion and health after the death of her husband, René Angélil, due to throat cancer last 2016.
Whilst her weight loss is apparent, there has never been a confirmation on the exact number of how much she actually lost. The superstar singer expressed her thoughts on the criticism she has been getting regarding her petite structure saying, “If I like it, I don’t want to talk about it. Don’t bother. Don’t take a picture. If you like it, I’ll be there. If you don’t, leave me alone."
Similar to other celebrities, Celine Dion’s health and weight have always made headlines as fans continue to have their speculations. While in an interview with Tracey Grimshaw from A Current Affair, she mentions that: “Sometimes it’s the fashion; some of the things they make me look thinner. (Or it may be) the angles, and just for them (the fans) to know, sometimes they (magazines) add, or they take off, they can change a few little things.”
Dion also talks about how she stays in shape with People magazine last January 2019. “Dancing has been in my DNA all of my life. It’s a dream. And so hard!” She further goes on to speak about her newfound passion in ballet and how her stylist, also close friend, Pepe Munoz, has been doing it with her.
In a more recent interview with Entertainment Tonight on September 26, 2019, she shares how comments regarding her figure are a part of her job: “If you don’t want to be criticized, you are in the wrong place. I take the positive. I take what’s good for me. I leave behind what is not good for me. I let my management take care of that, and if it hurts anyone, they will take care of that. And I need to focus on what’s right for me, how I feel and, last but not the least, you can’t please everybody.”
After posting a picture last August of herself practicing ballet on Instagram, fans have been left speechless with the singer’s now-toned figure at the age of 52. Currently keeping herself isolated due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Celine Dion shares a glimpse of her home in Las Vegas where she also performed to help raise money for charity along with a few of her fellow artists.
The astounding vocalist who can also sing in Spanish, German, Latin, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, sang Une Chance Qu’on S’a, a French song written by Jean-Pierre Ferland, from her living room where several pictures of her nine-year-old twins and her firstborn were seen.
The ambassador for L’Oreal Paris recently uploaded yet another photo on Instagram last October that revealed the sun glow on her makeup-free skin. Wearing all black with a red shawl to accompany her comfortable but fit attire, Dion captions her photo: “In challenging times it’s even more important to reflect on everything that we are thankful for. I hope you find moments of peace, happiness, and love today and everyday.”
With no obvious breakouts, hyperpigmentation or dry patches seen in her skin, she highlighted the importance of hygiene during her interview with Hello! Magazine as dirt and bacteria can damage the skin. She goes on to mention that for those who use makeup, it is very important to clean your brushes and sponges with soap and water.
Aside from taking care of her skin, Dion is still persistent in keeping up an active and healthy lifestyle. She continues to practice ballet and go to the gym to ensure that she is working toward the best version of herself that she can be.