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Celine Dion Returns To The Vegas Stage After Husband's Death

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Celine Dion made an emotional return to the stage Tuesday night in Las Vegas, just over a month after her husband, René Angélil, died after battling throat cancer. Dion's brother, Daniel Dion, also died two days after Angélil. 

The singer honored her late husband of over 20 years with a moving montage of photos and video that can be seen on her website. The tribute also included an emotional message. 

"I understood that my career was in a way his masterpiece, his song, his symphony," said the text in the tribute. "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."

Dion teared up a few times throughout the night, breaking down during a performance of "All by Myself." She finished the performance like a true professional, as the crowd cheered her on. 

"Throughout my life, I only had eyes for my husband, who sat out here, night after night," Dion said at one point during the show. "People thought that I was looking at him actually but I didn't have to, I didn't need to, because every time I closed my eyes, I felt René on stage with me." 

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