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Celine Dion reflects on roller coaster year in a retrospective video

Published:Saturday | December 24, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Celine Dion gave a spectacular performance at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival in 2012.

Celine Dion has reflected on her roller coaster year in a retrospective video.

The My Heart Will Go On hitmaker - who tragically lost her husband Rene Angelil in January after a battle with throat cancer - posted a four-minute video documenting her year, which has seen her achieve a number of career highlights including winning the Billboard Icon Award and celebrating her 1000th Las Vegas show.

In a message to fans at the end of the video, she said: "My voice does not resonate without you. You have made my childhood dream come true. I hope I have inspired you to reach out for yours."

The 48-year-old singer, who has Rene-Charles, 15, and six-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy, with her late husband, will spend this Christmas skiing as it was a family tradition to head to the slopes of Montana every holiday.

She shared: "He put some something magic into that snow, into those mountains, and every time we go down, I go down with him. My children go down thinking about him. Every time I take the lift to go up, I feel closer to him.

"For me the trip is not to party. It's to try and mediate, find balance and be at peace with myself and my children and to eat, to play games, whether it's Monopoly or the telephone game."

And Celine wishes that time could slow down as she is "not ready" for the anniversary of Rene's passing.

She explained: "I can't believe it's going to be a year that my husband passed. I don't know when Santa Claus is coming, but if I had a wish to make this year, can you just tell him to take his time? I'm not ready!

"It's kind of a bittersweet moment and at the same time we need to really make the holidays really happy. I feel thankful that he doesn't suffer and he doesn't have to worry because we got him. He got us, and the spirit of the holidays will get us together again ... We're going to ski again all together and he will be there with us."