Celine Dion shared a rare glimpse of her three sons Rene-Charles, 21, and 11-year-old twins Eddy and Nelson on Instagram on Sunday to mark Mother’s Day.
Taking to Instagram the 54-year-old, who shared the trio with her late husband Rene Angelil, posted the sweet snap along with heartfelt message which she dedicated to the ‘courageous’ mothers in war-torn Ukraine.
She penned: This Mother’s Day, I feel very fortunate to be able to be with my children, and I think about mothers in Ukraine and around the world who have lost their children…
Family: Celine Dion, 45, shared a rare glimpse of her sons (LR) Twins Eddy, Nelson, 11, and Rene-Charles, 21, in a Mother’s Day tribute on Sunday as she paid tribute to those in Ukraine
Love: Celine shared some poignant words alongside the image of her beloved boys
‘And for those mothers who constantly worry about how to keep their children safe… and for those mothers who devote every ounce of their energy just to provide their children with the bare necessities of life’.
In the photo a make-up free Celine posed with her children as they celebrate the day with a candle-lit cake.
The French-Canadian star cut a casual figure in an oversized gray sweater, her blonde braids scraped back from her beautiful face.
Eldest son Rene, who Celine embraced in the snap, opted for a navy Montreal sweater which he accessorized with a silver necklace and black baseball cap.
11-year-old Eddy wore a gray T-shirt emblazoned with the words Bronx and New York, as he beamed behind a pair of clear framed spectacles.
While twin brother Nelson crouched behind his mother in a similar top, his dark hair falling to his shoulders in a relaxed style.
RIP: The star shared the trio with her late husband Rene Angelil who passed away in 2016 (pictured together in 2003)
Celine also wrote: ‘These mothers truly are the courageous ones, and I dedicate this Mother’s Day to all of them. We pray that they will find peace and comfort for their families – Celine xx’.
The star ended the heart felt message with a black heart emoji before going on to post the same words again in her native French.
This comes after Celine announced that she would be postponing her European tour yet again in a tearful Instagram video last month.
Rescheduled: this comes after Celine announced that she would be postponing her European tour yet again due to muscle ‘spasms’ in a tearful Instagram video
The Grammy Award winner revealed that she is ‘still experiencing some spasms’ and that she wants to be in ‘top shape’ when she’s on stage.
The Canadian superstar’s tour, Courage, kicked off in September 2019, but in January 2022 she had canceled the remaining North American dates citing ‘severe and persistent muscle spasms which are preventing her from performing.’
‘Well, here we are again, and I’m so sorry that we have to change our tour plans for Europe one more time,’ she said at the start of the video.
‘First we had to move the shows because of the pandemic, now it’s my health issues causing us to postpone some shows. And, unfortunately, we have to cancel some too.’
The superstar proceeded to give her fans a quick health update, saying that despite feeling better, her progress was taking longer than anticipated.
‘The good news is that I am doing a little bit better…but it’s going very slow. And it’s very frustrating for me. You know I’m getting treatment from my doctors, taking medication, but I’m still experiencing some spasms, and it’s taking a lot longer for me to recover than I had hoped.’
‘I need to be in top shape when I’m on stage. I honestly can’t wait, but I’m just not there yet. Just telling you how I feel,’ she said as her voice cracked.
‘And I wanted you to know, that I’m sorry for this news. I know you’ve all waited so long for the concerts, and I appreciate your loyalty.’
‘By now I am convinced that you should be so fed up with all of this. And waiting for so long. But all I can say is that I’m doing my very best to get back to the level that I need to be, so that I can give a 100% at my shows, because that’s what you deserve,’ she went on.
‘And thank you so much for the messages of love and support that you always send to my social media. It means a lot to me.’
The blonde beauty ended her video with a message of support for the people of Ukraine.
‘I also want to say that, like all of you, I stand with the people of Ukraine, and I hope and pray that this war ends soon. Sending you all my love and prayers for peace. Hope to see you soon. Until then, you take care, okay? I love you so much.’
Celine’s tour was set to begin in May 2022, but the shows have now been pushed back to February 2023.
Tip top shape: The Grammy Award winner revealed that she is ‘still experiencing some spasms’ and that she wants to be in ‘top shape’ when she’s on stage