Celine Dion Breaks Down in Tears at Tribute Performance to Late Husband René Angélil
Celine Dion performed for the first time at the Las Vegas stage since her husband René Angélil's death in January. The diva broke down in tears during the performance while singing the hit track, "All By Myself."
The crowd gave the "My Heart Will Go On" songstress a standing ovation to show their support when she stopped singing and wept while on stage. The moving performance of the 47-year-old star shows her grief of losing her husband and her brother on the same month.
Dion was supposed to perform at the Las Vegas' Caesars Palace on January 17, but it was cancelled because her brother Daniel died on that day, just two days after the death of her husband. Apart from that, she is also fighting an illness that caused inflammation in her throat muscles, resulting in cancelled performances in Sin City and in Asia, NME reported.
The singer emotionally sang at The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace, wherein a video tribute for Angelil was also shown featuring photos and footage of the couple's wedding. The crowd applauded upon seeing the video, which also showed footage of her husband playing hockey. Also seen in the video is a pregnant Dion with her late husband touching her bare baby bump, EOnline reported.
During the emotional performance, the singer was seen performing in the aisles and also taking selfies with audience members. She also shared her story, saying, "People thought that I was looking at him, actually, but I didn't need to because every time I closed my eyes, I felt Rene on stage with me — whether he was seated in his seat right there, in the balcony, backstage, or at home with the kids. He's always been on stage with me, and nothing will ever change that."
"I might not hear his voice yet, but I talk to him, I think of him all the time. I feel and I know he hears me, one way or another. I know he will give me a sign for his approval or not. And now I can feel that he is telling me to zip it and start singing,” she added according to 9News.