Since the passing of Whitney Houston in February, Celine Dion has been quite outspoken about her disappointment regarding the troubled singer’s risky lifestyle that eventually resulted in her death. Yet, that doesn’t mean that Dion lost any respect for her fallen peer’s talent and she will prove it at the ’We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston’.
Joining the previously announced Usher and Jennifer Hudson, Dion will honor Houston at the ‘Grammy Salute’. The show, which will also include testimonials by a range of other artists, is scheduled to be filmed on October 11th and will air on November 16th at 10pm ET via CBS. Tickets for the ‘Grammy Salute’ will go on sale today (September 27th) and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
Dion’s most recent comments concerning Houston’s drug use were made during her interview with V magazine. “I’ve always been scared of the industry because I think it’s a place where anything is possible. It’s a ‘yes’ place, especially if you have success,” Dion noted. “I was just in shock when Whitney’s life had been taken because of drugs. It’s a big loss for all of us.”
Watch Dion perform Houston’s ‘Saving All My Love for You’ during the 1980s below: