Celine Dion has announced a new album, Courage, which she says will tackle the loss of her husband, Rene Angelil, and shows how she finds the strength to keep going.
“Courage was representing the whole losing my husband, losing my manager, my kids losing their father, and to find the strength to keep going because I wanted to,” she told Today .
Angelil, who also served as Dion’s manager, died of throat cancer in January 2016 at the age of 73. The couple, who had been married since 1994, share three children, 18-year-old Rene-Charles and 8-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy.
While she isn’t “ready to date,” the icon revealed that she still craves romance. “I’m very lucky and happy to have people in my surrounding to make me laugh,” she said. “I miss to be touched. I miss to be hugged. I miss to be told, ‘You’re beautiful.’ I miss what a boyfriend and I miss what a husband would do.”
“Courage,” set for release on November 15th, will be Dion’s first English-language album in six years. But her single "Imperfections" is out next week and you can hear it here