A Céline Dion superfan within the UK acquired drunk and legally modified his title to hers — then promptly forgot about it.
However it’s all coming again to him now.
The 30-year-old Céline Dion — née Thomas Dodd — advised The Submit that he got here up with the concept whereas boozing it up and watching a TV live performance by the 52-year-old Canadian crooner on Christmas Eve — as a result of he loves her.
“She [is] my go-to individual I hearken to after I want cheering up,” he advised The Submit by way of Twitter.
He mentioned he spent a lot of the pandemic watching concert events whereas at dwelling, together with one by Dion over the vacation that was accompanied by a magnum of Champagne given to him by a buddy. “That’ll in all probability clarify so much!” he mentioned.
Whereas having fun with the present, he plunked down 89 kilos (about $122) and formally took her title by way of a web-based utility. Nevertheless, the main points are a bit fuzzy.
“I actually, hand on coronary heart, don’t keep in mind doing it!” he mentioned. “I keep in mind watching the live performance and keep in mind getting reasonably tipsy.”
Days later, he got here dwelling from work as a hospitality supervisor in Staffordshire, England, to seek out an envelope with documentation ready for him.
“I wasn’t conscious I had finished it till I discovered that envelope in my put up,” he defined. “Initially, I needed to sit down as I couldn’t consider it — so I then checked my financial institution which confirmed all of it.”
And why cease there?
“As soon as it sunk in, I signed it straightaway as I bloody love her!” he mentioned.
He shared images of his “change of title deed” on Twitter — sure, he did replace his social media title to replicate the side-splitting change — which incorporates his outdated signature, plus a brand new one in a field marked “MR CELINE DION.”
“Issues have been fairly loopy over right here since this morning” when his story took off Friday morning and garnered worldwide media consideration. “I at the moment have paparazzi camped outdoors,” he mentioned, including a laughing-while-crying emoji.
And, he famous, his “inbox is stuffed with Celine Dion followers asking me to file them a video message!”
He does, nonetheless, see one potential problem on the horizon: “I’ve simply moved right into a small village and haven’t spoken to many individuals,” he mentioned. “It’ll trigger fairly a stir after I inform them my new title.”
Nevertheless, one one who initially was not amused by the change was his mother.
“My mom wasn’t finest happy at first, however now she sees the humorous facet!” he mentioned. “My associates have mentioned they aren’t stunned! It was just a few week again I employed an Elsa [from ‘Frozen’] tribute to carry out on my driveway for me after I was drunk as a result of I used to be bored! Something is feasible!”
He added that reasonably than revert to his beginning title, a minimum of for now his title change will go on — “Because it stands – I’m preserving it!” he mentioned — although he added that all the things “relies upon [on] how troublesome it makes my life!”
Within the meantime, he mentioned he’s hoping to get an opportunity to ultimately speak with or meet his namesake — whom he final noticed in live performance in 2019 — and is working with a UK radio station to see if that may occur.
However the energy of affection might be overwhelming for the nouveau Dion if that does.
“You may assume I’m joking. I’ll should be placed on oxygen!” he mentioned. “Simply enthusiastic about is making my coronary heart race and my eyes water. It might actually imply the world and extra.”
The unique Dion’s representatives didn’t instantly reply when The Submit reached out for remark Friday.