Invited on the show En Aparté this Wednesday, April 13, Garou delivered some secrets about his relationship with Celine Dion, to whom he was very close. The singer admitted to having distanced himself from her and to having his share of the responsibility.
A friendship of more than 20 years. At the end of the 1990s, the career of Were takes off thanks to his interpretation of Quasimodo in the famous musical, Notre Dame de Paris. During a performance, a very special guest is present in the audience: Celine Dion. Won over by Garou’s performance, she decides to tell her husband about him, Rene Angelil. The producer will then contact the singer with whom he will work for more than eight years. A collaboration on which Garou had returned in the columns of Parisian. “It upset, transformed my career. In Canada, he was the boss. His view of our common passion for music was very important (…) He always made his decisions with the public in mind.“, he confided.
At the time of the death of René Angélil, who died on January 14, 2016 from throat cancer, Garou had chosen to publish a tweet to pay tribute to the husband of the Canadian diva. “Even when you know it’s going to happen it hurts a lot. Thank you René for these great moments. You are rare, you are still My Boss! My sincere sympathy to you Céline and to the whole team of hearts, big hearts. René bequeaths us the most beautiful values“, he had written.
Garou: “We had a unique bond”
But over time, Garou and Celine Dion have moved awayafter having shared very beautiful personal and professional moments, in particular their unforgettable duo of Downwind, which was also René’s idea. Guest on the show As an aside this Wednesday, April 13, the hoarse-voiced artist confided in his friendship with Celine Dion. “We were very, very close with Céline, I don’t think she understood when I cut ties with them.”he acknowledged, before adding: “When we find each other it’s magic because there are a lot of things that happen in our eyes because there was all this complicity, a real connection (…) We had a unique complicity”.
Garou, aware of having his responsibility in this distancing, indicated that he had “the impression of having betrayed something”. “At the same time I know that she understands that I remain a wild animal“, he concluded.
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