eagermuscle saidTHAT'S what fame's for.
The thing about Bette Midler is that she's really softspoken and a bit shy. The call must've been difficult to make, particularly knowing with some certainly that such a private moment would shortly be broadcast to the world - it's not like she'd need or want the publicity.
I'm pretty sure I heard her choke back cries during the song. When she said she would think of her when she saw a bird flying over really tore me apart. I personally would have never said that, as to allow her to have her delusion that she might get better. But maybe she knew more about her mental state than us. They say she died shortly after that phone call.