Celine Dion is an artist who needs no introduction. The latter has been discreet in recent months since she suffers from an illness that causes her to have acute and continuous muscle spasms. The artist was therefore forced to cancel his tour, in order to rest. Wednesday, August 30, 2023, a book entitled Tell me, Celine (Ed. City) and written by Laurence Catinot-Crost has been unveiled. This is a biography that retraces the life of Celine Dion and in which Hugues Aufray spoke at length. The singer, songwriter Celine, made many confidences. His remarks were reported by Tele-Leisure, Tuesday August 29, 2023. “During a program hosted by Michael Drucker and dedicated to Celine Dion, a great emotion presided over our reunion on the TV set”, he began, referring to events that took place in March 2002. “I found Céline… I had added a verse to my song telling the story of her birth… As you can imagine, for her, my song that day took on a very special meaning television and in front of all of France!”, then remembered Hugues Aufray. A moment that the 94-year-old singer has never forgotten. “Both upset, we hugged each other… crying!”, he said afterwards.
Hugues Aufray: “She heard the song and she was upset”
It was in 1966 that the song called Celine was born. A piece that was very important in the life of Celine Dion, as Hugues Aufray reminds us in the preface. “In the early 2000s, the destiny of Quebec knocked on my door…Therese DionCéline’s mother arrives at my house, in Marne-la-Coquette”, did he remember. A conversation that the singer has never forgotten since Thérèse Dion made him a heartbreaking confidence. “One morning when she was in very bad spirits, she heard my song on the radio Celine… She found her so beautiful, so touching”, he confided. Two years after the release of the song, on March 30, 1968, Celine Dion was born. An anecdote that Hugues Aufray had already told on the antenna of RTL, in June 2021. He explained that he had, without knowing it, convinced Thérèse Dion to keep her 13th baby. “She heard the song and she was overwhelmed. She told her husband: ‘We’re keeping the baby and if it’s a girl, her name will be Céline'”, he said. The young Céline, who might never have seen the light of day, then became an international star, who has been successful for many years.