Celine Dion is (still) alive, well, and no thanks to pranksters with sick senses of humor with too much free time, days before Halloween. Not to worry, it’s just another Facebook hoax, one in a series of several related to the lovely singer. This is just nonsense meant to distract and horrify people. In fact, Dion’s new album “Loved Me Back to Life,” set to drop November 5, is likely the inspiration for the hoax. Could they come up with one more appropriate? Likely not. According to the U.K. Mail Online story Oct. 29, “Her heart will go on!” Celine Dixon was alive and well in New York on Monday, Oct. 28, to appear on the “Today” show as well as “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”
Less than one week ago, the ever-accurate web site snopes.com posted clarification of false rumors regarding the original postings of videos of Celine Dion being killed in a plane crash, plus one for death by auto crash, had been posted, banned from being seen on broadcast television, being smuggled onto the internet for viewing via FoxNews and CNN. Not true. Despite corrections at the time, and the potential dispelling of her passing days ago, the hoax continues to be perpetuated, as though it were a brand new accident.
The web site www.hoax-slayer.com is a regularly updated listing of the current and recent celebrity death hoaxes, a rather pathetic commentary on 21st century stupidity whose perpetuators conjure up meanness for the relief of boredom, or whatever their dubious intent. In addition to Ms. Dion, other recent celebrity hoaxes the site notes include actor/director and fresh prince Will Smith, multifaceted, multimillionaire water boy Adam Sandler, Hannah's twerpy doppelganger Miley Cyrus, football’s very own Joe Montana and international martial arts master Jackie Chan. All alive, all the victims of recent Facebook hoaxes. Now if we could all just put an end to that pesky giraffe riddle, the Internet could recover from a big case of cranky.
Once again, the frame of social media has flexed its mighty muscles as people have gasped in shock to think of the beautiful song stylist with longstanding popularity around the world and in Las Vegas might not be here. So, for everyone who had on their bucket list a trip to see and hear Celine Dion in concert, check Pollstar. Celine sings tonight at the Edison Ballroom in New York, as the Getty photo accompanying this story shows. She’ll also do two days in Belgium in November, followed by a week in Paris and on the eve before New Year’s Eve, catch her at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Viva Las Vegas through March, 2014.
Because you loved her, a new day has come, thanks to the power of love, tell him, to love you more, she surrenders, because it’s all coming back to her now, that’s the way it is, a new day has come, and yes, she’s alive, very much alive. And that’s a very good thing.