Being a famous celebrity means that you are forced to deal with things that regular folks don’t have to deal with. While many celebrities have tons of money and appear to live a stress-free life, there is a lot more to it than just what you see in the magazines. Crazed fans are especially a worry for musicians who are open and exposed on stage, night after night.
Celine Dion first gained fame in the French-speaking world in the early 1980s. She came from Quebec and remained most popular with francophones until she released her first English-language album, Unison in 1990.
She quickly took the world by storm and hasn’t really slowed down since. Dion still tours regularly, much to the happiness of her adoring fans.
At a recent show, one excited fan got a little too into the show and somehow managed to sneak past security. The woman then went up on stage with Dion, much to the shock of every single person in the building.
The exchange was caught on camera by another fan. Most people expected Celine to freak out and yell for her bodyguards, but she remained cool and collected throughout the entire experience.
“I’m glad you came up on stage tonight. I’m glad you wanted to come closer to me,” the famous singer told her lucky fan.
She was clearly trying to release some tension from the moment, and it clearly worked – for a moment at least. Then the crazed fan jumped right up onto Celine and got way too close for comfort.
But Dion managed to stay strong and quickly recovered. She then started singing the song from the hit show Barney to attempt to calm the manic woman down.
The woman was constantly speaking to Dion, and apparently connected with her somehow. Dion allowed her bodyguards to come up to the stage but wouldn’t allow them to take her away just yet.
She told the woman that the bouncers were kind and would treat her gently. Once the woman calmed down enough, Dion had her escorted off the stage. She then apologized to her fans for the brief interruption.
“Some people go through a lot. And some people need to talk, and I want to say thank you to all of you because for maybe five minutes we have given this lady a moment to talk,” she said.
Most famous people would have thrown this woman away from themselves and run for cover, but Dion isn’t just any famous person. She genuinely cares about her fans, even the more aggressive and emotional ones. Despite this woman getting all up in her personal space, Dion remained cool and collected.
Anyone who has been her fan for any amount of time knows just how classy and kind Celine Dion really is. For her new fans, this is a perfect example of how she has emotionally connected with her audience every step of the way in her career.
“Never in my entire life have I ever seen a classier woman than Céline,” said one commenter on Youtube.
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