It’s been a huge year for superstar singer Celine Dion, and she’s counting her blessings that she got through it with the support of a dedicated legion of fans.
So the French-Canadian songbird recorded a heartfelt message for everyone who saw her shows in 2017, saying that her supporters were what made it possible for her to do her job.
Dressed in a very traditional Little Lord Fauntleroy-style velvet shirt in chocolate brown, with a white Peter Pan collar and bow at the neck, Dion praised her fans’ dedication and loyalty in travelling to Las Vegas in the US, as well as across Europe, to watch her perform.
“You sang with us, you laughed with us, you danced with us,” she said in a video posted on Instagram.
“Without you, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. Thank you so much for your love and may you enjoy a peaceful and joyous and and safe holidays. Keep singing! Keep laughing! Keep dancing! And we’ll see you in 2018. Love you!”
It certainly been a big year for the star.
She made a triumphant tour of Europe, playing 25 shows in 15 cities, in between which she wore a series of designer outfits so fab that she was dubbed one of the style icons of 2017.
She even performed in a super-dramatic video for Vogue magazine.
The49-year-old then returned to Las Vegas in September to resume her long-running residency at Caesars Palace, packing the 4,300-seat venue and thrilling the crowds with a mix of classics throughout the ages and genres of music, as Broadway World reported.
Céline has announced 26 new shows for her Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at @CaesarsPalace, scheduled March 27th to April 18th and May 22nd to June 9th 2018. Stay tuned, tickets go on sale Friday, November 17th. Go to celinedion.com for more information. Céline ajoute 26 nouvelles dates à son spectacle au Colosseum du @CaesarsPalace à Las Vegas, du 27 mars au 18 avril et du 22 mai au 9 juin 2018.Les billets seront en vente dès le vendredi 17 novembre. Visitez le celinedion.com pour plus d’information. – Team Céline ???? @denisetruscello #CélineDion #CélineDionVegas
It was also her first full year without beloved husband Rene Angelil, who died on January 14, 2016, after a second, long battle with throat cancer. Her brother Daniel Dion died just days after her husband, also from cancer.
She spoke often this year of not wanting to move on from her relationship with Angelil, who died at the age of 73.
He had been her manager from when she was just 12, and the couple started a relationship when Dion was 20 and he was 46, and went on to have three children together.
“I think I’ll probably grieve for the rest of my life,” Dion, who has repeatedly ruled out dating again, told The Sun in April.