Recovering

Album: Single release only (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This song was written for Celine Dion by Pink in honor of the French-Canadian songstress' late husband, Rene Angelil, who died in January 2016 of throat cancer. Tragically, Dion lost her brother Daniel, also to cancer just two days later. Dion said of Pink:

    "She's a genuine person and [it was] so generous of her to take the time to write a song for me during the most difficult time of mine.

    People have a tendency to send me really sad songs, and we do want to sing the touching songs, but life is beautiful, and I really want to believe that René has a life after his life, that he doesn't suffer anymore."
  • Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Pink said of Dion: "She is like a magic light bulb, walking around emanating light into the world. When I wrote this song, there was such a simple need to it. I know everyone wants to hear Celine wail, I wanted to hear Celine's soul. She is just simply amazing."
  • The song has been a great help to Dion in her recovery from her loss. She told Entertainment Tonight that when she met Pink at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, "I said, 'For you to take the time to really write a song, to give me a tool, a piece of luggage to help me to move forward to walk to keep going.'"
  • Dion performed the song during the Stand Up to Cancer Live Event on September 9, 2016, which was broadcast live from the Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

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