'I've always been very thin': Céline Dion shuts down critics over health concerns

Elizabeth Di Filippo
Céline Dion. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)
Céline Dion. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Céline Dion is setting the record straight over concerns for her health.

The 51-year-old opened up about receiving constant criticism for her weight in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight.

“Is there anything wrong with my body?” Dion said flexing her bicep for the cameras. “I do ballet. I do a lot of stretching and I workout because it helps my mind, body and soul.”

Dion attributes her altered appearance to aging and assures fans that she’s healthy.

“When you go back, when I was 12-years-old, my face was rounder because you have more fat when you’re younger,” she added. “but I’ve always been very thin.”

 (Photo by ALICE CHICHE/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo by ALICE CHICHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Having been in the entertainment industry for so long, the “My Heart Will Go On” singer revealed she isn’t phased by the body criticism that most stars experience at some point in their career.

“If you don’t want to be criticized, you are in the wrong place,” she said. “I take the positive. I take what’s good for me. I leave behind what is not good for me. I let my management take care of that, and if it hurts anyone, they will take care of that. And I need to focus on what’s right for me, how I feel and last but not least, you can’t please everybody.”

Dion’s “Courage World Tour” is off to a rocky start. After celebrating her opening night in Quebec City, Que. on Sept. 18, it was revealed that the star was forced to postpone four shows due to a throat virus.

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(Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

The tour and album, Dion’s first since the death of her husband Renée Angélil in 2016, is focused on the singer embracing the next chapter of her life.

“I want [my fans] to know how much I appreciate the fact that they came to my invitation, in a way, which they accepted and they were absolutely amazing guests,” Dion said of the tour. “I just wanted them to know that through the years, through my whole life… They have been there for me.”

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