Celine Dion Bursts Into Tears At First Performance Since Husband's Tragic Death

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Feb. 24 2016, Updated 2:30 p.m. ET

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For the first time since her husband's tragic death, Celine Dion made an emotional return to the Las Vegas stage. She burst into tears during the show and even treated empathetic fans to a video tribute honoring the late Rene Anglil.

C�ne Dion makes a tearful return to the Vegas stage following the death of her husband Ren�ng�l.

Celine Dion First Concert Husband Death
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Celine Dion, 47, made a triumphant return to the Las Vegas stage The Colosseum on Tuesday, February 23.

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Celine Dion bursts into tears while singing “All By Myself” as she reprises her Las Vegas residency following her husband’s death.

Celine Dion First Concert Husband Death
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The show opened with a touching video tribute honoring the Canadian-born singer's late husband Rene Angelil.

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Celine Dion bursts into tears while singing “All By Myself” as she reprises her Las Vegas residency following her husband’s death.

Celine Dion First Concert Husband Death
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As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Angelil, 73, died on January 14 after a long battle with cancer.

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Celine Dion bursts into tears while singing “All By Myself” as she reprises her Las Vegas residency following her husband’s death.

Celine Dion First Concert Husband Death
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Dion, who was married to Angelil for 21 years before his passing, burst into tears while singing "All By Myself."

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Celine Dion bursts into tears while singing “All By Myself” as she reprises her Las Vegas residency following her husband’s death.

Celine Dion First Concert Husband Death
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The singer took a break from her Las Vegas residency after her husband and brother died just days apart. Daniel Dion, 59, also died from cancer just two days after Angelil.

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Celine Dion bursts into tears while singing “All By Myself” as she reprises her Las Vegas residency following her husband’s death.

Celine Dion First Concert Husband Death
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Dion dedicated the show to the late talent manger and even shared an emotional personal quote with fans.

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Celine Dion bursts into tears while singing “All By Myself” as she reprises her Las Vegas residency following her husband’s death.

Celine Dion First Concert Husband Death
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"I understood that my career was in a way his masterpiece, his song, his symphony. The idea of leaving it unfinished would have hurt him terribly. I realized that if he ever left us, I would have to continue without him, for him," she said on the large on-stage screen.

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Celine Dion’s personal quote from her video introduction about her feelings about continuing to perform after the death of her husband at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV

Celine Dion First Concert Husband Death
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After a short and tearful pause she addressed the audience once more.

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Celine Dion bursts into tears while singing “All By Myself” as she reprises her Las Vegas residency following her husband’s death.

Celine Dion First Concert Husband Death
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"I did rehearse this song in my closet and it went way better than that," Dion said. "Through my life I only had eyes for my husband, who sat out here night after night," she said.

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C�ne Dion makes a tearful return to the Vegas stage following the death of her husband Ren�ng�l.

Celine Dion First Concert Husband Death
Source: DENISE TRUSCELLO/SPLASH NEWS

"People thought that I was looking at him 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."

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