Dion debuts Recovering, a tribute song to her husband Renee, written for her by Pink.
At the 2015 Billboard Music Awards Dion announces she plans to return to the stage again on Aug. 27.
If there’s going to be one person in the theater that night it’s going to be him. It’s going to be for him. I want to make him see me strong again. The reason we did not come back before was because I wasn’t emotionally ready to come back. My husband and my family needed me, they still do. He wants me strong. He wants to see me again because I’m his favorite singer. So, he wants me out there, and I have to say that I’m ready. It’s very touching for me because he wants me to have a good time.
Dion announces she is putting her career on hold to focus all of her attention on her husband’s cancer and her own health concerns. Statements on her website and social media accounts say Dion must focus 100% of her attention on her husband Rene, their family, and associated health issues. Her husband, Rene, underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his throat last December.
It’s been a very difficult and stressful time for the couple as they deal with the day-to-day challenges of fighting this disease while trying to juggle a very active show business schedule, and raise their three young children.
The statement also goes on to say Dion herself is suffering:
from an illness that has caused inflammation in her throat muscles, and has not been able to perform any of her scheduled shows in Las Vegas since her last show on July 29th.
Her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, featuring about 70 shows per year, is on hold “until further notice.”
Dion performs Water And A Flame on the Today show from her album Loved Me Back To Life.
Dion performs Loved Me Back To Life during The Ellen Show to promote her album Loved Me Back To Life.
Dion appears on the cover of People to desire her desire to have another child. After going through several fertility treatments with no lucky, Dion still realizes she very blessed. On her son wanting a sibling:
I didn’t want to get into the emotion—it wasn’t time to cry about something that didn’t work. I said to him, ‘The bad news is Mommy isn’t pregnant. But the good news is I’m going to be able to go on every ride with you! And I did. We had a ball.
Dion wins the Grammy for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic).
Dion wins the Grammy for Album of the Year and Best Pop Album for Falling Into You.
Dion performs The Power of Love on The Arsenio Hall Show in Los Angeles, California.
Dion and Bryson wins the Grammy for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for Beauty And The Beast.
Dion is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about why she decided to become a singer, her collaboration with Patti Labelle, and the hardest thing about speaking English.
I did an interview by phone with Australia…I didn’t understand a word. The whole interview, like a half an hour interview, I have to say, honestly, I didn’t understand a word.
Dion performs Water From The Moon on The Arsenio Hall Show in Los Angeles, California.