Celine Dion Praises ‘Heroic’ Workers In Pandemic Fight
Multiple award-winning Céline Dion in a message of thanks has praised “heroic” workers on the frontline in the coronavirus fight and urged her fans to respect stay-at-home orders.
The “Courage” singer shared two videos shot in her kitchen, one in English and the other in French to thank the heroes risking their lives.
The video has garnered over 2.5 million views on across her social media feeds as of Thursday morning.
In the English version of the video, she said:
“Let’s take care of each other and I know we will get through this together.
There are so many heroes out there around the world who are going to work every single day, risking their lives and sometimes sacrificing their lives for the rest of us.
These people have families and loved ones who they’re worried about, but they still go out to work to save us, to serve us.”
The “My Heart Will Go On” hitmaker went on to list “health care professionals, first responders, social workers and essential services providers” such as grocery store staff and delivery workers, saying:
“We cannot thank all of you enough.
We salute your bravery and we pray for you. Thank you so very much for the heroic work that you are doing for our world. We are eternally grateful.”
Dion herself is self-isolating.
In September, she kicked off her first world tour in a decade to promote her new album “Courage,” the first without her husband-manager Rene Angelil, who died from cancer in 2016.
In mid-March, she announced the tour was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with 17 shows in the United States and Canada postponed.
On Saturday, Dion will join other stars including Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez and Paul McCartney for “One World: Together At Home,” a virtual global concert.
The event presented by Global Citizen and the World Health Organization aims to celebrate and support health care and other frontline workers in the virus battle.