Just three weeks after René Angélil passed away after a long battle with cancer, Céline Dion has returned to The Colosseum stage at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to pay an emotional tribute to her beloved husband.
“This is my home away from home. At the same time I’m supposed to feel extremely comfortable being home and right now I’m not sure how comfortable I feel,” the 47-year-old singer told the audience on Wednesday, Feb. 3 while holding back tears.
Céline during the Las Vegas memorial for René on Feb. 3.
“I feel [René’s] love in this room. I feel his strength and his warmth being reflected in all of you. René always surrounded me with the best people who believed in us and always worked so hard on our behalf,” she added.
“On behalf of my family, thank you again for being here with us this evening for this beautiful tribute to [my love]. René I love you, so much, [thank you], good night,” she concluded her touching speech.
Céline and René in September 2006.
Later that evening, Céline took to Facebook to post a sweet throwback photo of herself hugging René, who sadly died at age 73 on Thursday, Jan. 14 after battling throat cancer. The couple are parents to three sons, René-Charles, 15, and twins Eddy and Nelson, both 5, together.
Click through the gallery below to see the photos of Céline and her family at René’s recent wake and memorial service.
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