& # 39; It's a big loss for France and the world & # 39 ;: Tina Arena is & # 39; destroyed & # 39; by the fire in the Notre-Dame cathedral that destroyed precious works of art – while the tragedy left her & # 39; second home & # 39; affects
The Australian singer Tina Arena has revealed that she is destroying & # 39; is by the fire of Notre-Dame de Paris that has destroyed many precious and irreplaceable works of art.
Tragedy hit the & # 39; second home & # 39; van Tina when a fire broke out in the roof of the medieval Catholic cathedral, causing significant damage to the building.
And on Tuesday, the 51-year-old singer expressed her heartfelt condolences in a statement to Channel Nine & # 39; s Today show.
Cordial statement: Tina Arena has revealed that it & # 39; destroyed & # 39; is by the fire of Notre-Dame de Paris that destroyed many precious and irreplaceable works of art on Monday. Depicted in March
& # 39; The fire in Notre Dame is devastating. Hundreds of years of history burn inside. A number of major works of art have been lost, & Tina said.
& # 39; Notre Dame is not only a place of worship but also a symbol of literature. It is a big loss for France and the world. & # 39;
On Monday evening, the Paris monument went up in flames and left the city, France and the international community desperate.
Tragedy: Tragedy struck Tina & # 39; s & # 39; second home & # 39; on Monday evening when a fire broke out in the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris, causing significant damage to the building
Flames that started shortly before 6.50 p.m. local time burst through the roof of the ancient cathedral and flooded the spire, which collapsed, quickly followed by the entire roof.
Tina has a strong bond with France that goes back many years.
In 2002 the singer fled to Paris to heal after a difficult divorce from her manager Ralph Carr.
Since the move, the singer has sold millions of records in France and even played a star in a production of the musical & Notre Dame de Paris & # 39 ;.
Beginning verse: Tina (pictured with her long-term partner Vincent Mancini, born in France) has a strong bond with France, a place that she describes as her & # 39; second home & # 39;
Tina & # 39; s debut French language album, Un autre univers, was released in December 2005 and reached platinum status the following year.
Her single, Aimer jusqu & # 39; à l & # 39; impossible, also peaked at No. 9 on the French charts and stayed there for an impressive 78 weeks.
Tina is the first Australian ever to receive the National Order of Merit, the equivalent of a French knightly order, for her contributions to French culture.
International success: Tina & # 39; s debut-French language album, Un autre univers, was released in December 2005 and reached platinum status the following year