The other day, the entire world took a moment to remember one of the most dedicated and courageous men ever, John Lennon, who was shot on December 8, 1980. Celine Dion put in a brief appearance on Larry King to pay a tribute to the late star.
Celine is now at home, nursing and taking care of her recently born twin boys Eddy and Nelson, as we also reported the other day. She still found time, though, for a touching tribute.
The singer spoke to King via satellite, and shared a bit on how Lennon had influence her life and what a tragedy it was that he was killed. She than paid homage the best way she knows how: by singing, Contact Music reports.
“What a legend. What a man. And it’s so unfortunate what happened. And it’s amazing because 30 years ago... he was killed. And it’s amazing because... I was 12 years old when he was killed,” Celine told Larry King, apparently struggling to fight back tears.
“But fortunately, through his amazing music and through my family, my brothers and sisters and my husband, I have learned his music and his words. And so I kind of grew a little later with him,” the diva added.
Since then, Lennon has been a big part of her life – and for that, she will be eternally grateful, she says, just like many others who have been touched by his music must also be.
“But he’s part of my life. And we were talking a lot about him today... Forty years ago he wrote an amazing, amazing song called Imagine. And we’ve been singing that song today in the house... He lives inside of all of us in a way... still,” Dion says.
When Larry asked her to do a little something as a tribute to Lennon, Celine complied, but not before saying that she knew he would ask her that.
“But I’m certainly glad, because I love to sing for you and for the people,” she said, right before launching into an acapella version of “Imagine.” Check it out below.