Celine Dion Is Surprisingly Frank About Whitney Houston’s Death

celine dionCeline Dion called into Good Morning America to discuss her memories of Whitney Houston, and how "The Greatest Love of All" singer was an inspiration to her. It seemed like Celine was coming from a good place, that she meant well and just wanted to share her grief with everyone else, but when she started talking about what killed Whitney, things went just a smidge too far.

Celine didn't say anything that most of us weren't already thinking, buuuuuut it was just a little surprising that she went on GMA to hypothesize about the cause of Whitney's death. She told Robin Roberts:


Whitney has been an amazing inspiration for me ... It's just really unfortunate that drugs, bad people or bad influence took over. It took over her dreams. It took over her love and motherhood. When you think about Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse, to get into drugs like that, for whatever reason. Is it because of the stress and bad influence? What happens when you have everything?

I don't think she's entirely out of line for implying that Whitney died of a drug overdose -- Whitney's struggled with drug abuse for years -- but I do think that it was an odd choice to do so on GMA. There's still so much to learn about what really happened to Whitney on Saturday night, and for Celine to make comments like this, no matter how lovingly they were intended to be, seems a bit pre-mature.

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It's one thing to huddle around the water cooler and talk about what you think Whitney died of, but it's another to use your celebrity status and access to say it on national TV. I don't think it's especially wrong of her, but there was something slightly off-putting about Celine's comments.

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What do you think about Celine's remarks?


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