Listen: Celine Dion Debuts ‘Recovering’ About Late Husband

In honor of her late husband, René Angélil, who passed away from throat cancer in January, Celine Dion debuted a new emotional song, titled “Recovering.”

The ballad’s lyric, accompanied only by a piano, was written by Pink and describes Dion getting stronger each passing day after losing first her spouse and then her brother shortly after: “Little by little, day-by-day, one step at a time / Shake off the devil / Take back my piece of mind / I am recovering.”

Dion illustrated to Entertainment Tonight that Pink is a “phenomenal” person. “I love her for her talent, for her strength, for her focus, the person she is. At the [Billboard Music Awards] when I saw her, I said, ‘For you to take the time to really write a song, to give me a tool, a piece of luggage to help me to move forward to walk to keep going…’”

“Recovering” is the first single off Dion’s upcoming album, her first English-language album since 2013’s Loved Me Back to Life.

Pink described to Entertainment Weekly that “[Dion] is like a magic light bulb, walking around emanating light into the world.” She added, “I wanted to hear Celine’s soul. She is just simply amazing, and getting to write a song for her is one of the biggest honors of my life.”

Together, Dion and Angélil share three children, René Charles and twins Nelson and Eddy. He was 73.

Listen to “Recovering” below.

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