Celine Dion Breaks Down In First Performance Since Husband's Death

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Celine Dion returned to her residency in Las Vegas without her husband for her first performance on Tuesday.

Understandably, the event wasn't without some serious emotion from Celine Dion, whose husband died on January 15th after a long battle with cancer.

Celine Dion's performance began after a photo montage video featuring her life with Rene Angelil and their sons, Rene-Charles, 15, and twins Eddy and Nelson, 5.

After her first song, Celine Dion, spoke to the audience on a very personal level.

21 years today 21 ans aujourd'hui #tbt

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She said, "Through my life, I only had eyes for my husband, who sat out here night after night. 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."

She continued, "Whether he was seated in his seat right there, in the balcony, backstage or at home with the kids, he's always been onstage with me and nothing will ever change that."

Vegas Night (#photoby David Becker)

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Celine Dion, with teary eyes, spoke of the care that Rene showed to here through their 21-year marriage.

She added, "Rene always surrounded me with the very best people possible. I trusted him so much that I never really had the chance to worry about anything. Now I guess, it is only a natural impulse to constantly question myself. 'Would you let the kids play with these toys? Is this song too fast? Is this song too slow? Don't talk too much?'"

Such sweet sentiment from Celine Dion. Rene Angelil began managing Dion's career before she was a teenager and they announced that they were romantically involved when she was 19.

What do you think of Celine Dion's tribute to her departed husband?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.