As viewers witnessed during several touching tributes on last night’s Grammys, the music community is still reeling from the death of Whitney Houston. This morning, Houston’s fellow vocal titan Celine Dion called in to Good Morning America, telling cohost Robin Roberts, “Whitney’s been an amazing inspiration for me. I’ve been singing with her my whole career, actually. I wanted to have a career like hers, sing like her, look beautiful like her.”
Dion speculated, “It’s just very unfortunate that drugs and… I don’t know, bad people or bad influences took over.” She cited icons who have fallen to the pressures of fame, including Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, saying, “Something happens, and that’s why I’m so scared — I’m scared of show business,” she admitted. (As of Monday afternoon, Houston’s body had been released, but toxicology reports and the official cause of death had not.) See the full video after the jump.
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