When Michael visited Celine Dion backstage after one of her Las Vegas shows in 2009, she said, “I thought he was more than sharp, he was (in) top shape.”
He had visited her after watching her performance, and she explained,
“I just couldn’t believe Michael Jackson came to see the show. I was very, very… proud. It was amazing. He was amazing. He was getting ready for the show (‘This Is It’) and all that and working on it and you… probably all saw the movie (‘This Is It’) – unfortunately that’s the last piece of him that we saw.
“I think most of us thought that he was very sick and weak and all that, and when I saw the movie I was shocked and very disappointed that he was gone because I thought he was more than sharp, he was (in) top shape.”