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Celine Dion Talks About Rene-Charles' Billboard Surprise

Celine Dion is opening up about being moved to tears by her 15-year-old son Rene-Charles Angelil‘s surprise appearance at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

The 48-year-old singer was presented with the Icon Award by her son and she broke down and apologized for her tears on stage.

“To try to perform that song without collapsing was big enough and then I turned around and I saw my son. As a mother, I really, through this whole process of our new life, wanted to be strong,” Celine told Entertainment Tonight. “I thought I was going to make it through the whole night without tears and show strength, and love won,” she said. “I just collapsed. I’m very thankful for the award and proud of my family so much.”

“You have to be strong, but I think it’s important as well to not hold everything,” Celine added. “I tried to hold it in front of my 5-year-old twins, but my 15-and-a-half year old beautiful son is old enough to understand. Even though I did not want to cry, he understands it’s okay because it is therapeutic and you can’t take so much pressure. You can take so much strength and weight on your shoulders, but sometimes you can’t control everything.”

“I’m not the first woman and I’m not the last one who will lose her husband,” she continued. “It’s hard, but my family is helping me through it. I hope I think people know that I don’t do music, I don’t do my passion and sing to win an award. It’s never been the number one goal. It’s to share moments with fans and the celebration of music itself.”


Celine Dion on Emotional Billboard Music Awards Appearance: ‘I Just Collapsed’
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Celine Dion's Son Rene-Charles Presents Her with Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards 2016 (Video)

Celine Dion stands on stage with her 15-year-old son Rene-Charles Angelil at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards held at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday (May 22) in Las Vegas.

The 48-year-old singer was presented with the Icon Award by her son and she got emotional with him standing by her side.

“I’m so sorry for crying. I want to be so strong for my family and my kids and I didn’t expect that. I don’t want to cry in front of you. You make me so happy,” Celine said to her son. She then asked him to stand next to her and he said, “sure, yeah!”

Earlier this year, Rene-Charles moved the world when he gave a eulogy at his father’s funeral. Make sure to watch the video if you missed it.

15+ pictures inside of Celine Dion with her son at the awards show… More Here! »

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Celine Dion Releases Statement After Rene Angelil's Funeral

Celine Dion is reaching out to her fans to thank them for their support following her late husband Rene Angelil‘s funeral last week.

“My family and I are deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support from so many people who have touched our lives during these past few days. We have felt your love for René, and your prayers and compassion have helped us during this most difficult time… more than you’ll ever know. I thank you from the bottom of my heart,” the 47-year-old singer wrote in a statement on her website.

“I would also like to sincerely thank the Quebec Government for honoring René with National Funerals as well as the many individuals and organizations who came together to hold such a beautiful tribute in his name,” Celine added. “We will never forget all of the kindness that you have bestowed upon us.”

Rene‘s funeral was televised in Canada and streamed online around the world. One of the most touching moments was when Celine‘s son Rene-Charles gave a speech to honor his father.

40+ pictures inside of Celine Dion at her husband’s funeral and wake… More Here! »

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Celine Dion Says Final Goodbye to Rene Angelil at His Funeral (Video)

Celine Dion lays her head down on her late husband Rene Angelil‘s casket before it is taken away at his funeral on Friday (January 22) at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada.

The 47-year-old singer and her three children – Rene-Charles, 14, and five-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy – stood in front of the casket outside of the church for several minutes until the bells rung and it was placed in the hearse.

Celine
remained strong throughout the service and her music played as she entered and left the church.

Rene-Charles gave an emotional eulogy for his father during the service.


Celine Dion Says Final Goodbye to Rene Angelil at His Funeral

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Celine Dion Holds Her Twins' Hands at Rene Angelil's Funeral

Celine Dion holds the hands of her five-year-old twin sons Nelson and Eddy as they head into Notre-Dame Basilica for Rene Angelil‘s funeral on Friday (January 22) in Montreal, Canada.

The 47-year-old singer’s son Rene-Charles, almost 15, walked into the church behind them.

Celine did not speak at all during the funeral, but her music played several times throughout the service. The entire two-hour service was live streamed online so the public could grieve with the family, as per Rene‘s wishes.

Rene-Charles got up in front of the hundreds of mourners to give a speech in honor of his late father. Make sure to grab some tissues before you watch it!


Celine Dion Arrives at Rene Angelil’s Funeral

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Celine Dion's Son Rene-Charles Angelil Gives Speech at His Dad's Funeral (Video)

Celine Dion‘s nearly 15-year-old son Rene-Charles Angelil gives a speech to honor his late father at his funeral held on Friday afternoon (January 22) at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada.

“Fifteen years is not a long time for a son to get to know his father. You had a busy life, but we were communicating through golf, hockey, poker, and smoked meat,” Rene-Charles started his speech.

“And a lot of other wonderful food. Bonding more and more as time went by. You left me now with enough good memories of you to share with my younger brothers [Nelson and Eddy]. As they grow older without you being around, I’ll make sure to pass on what I’ve learned from you,” Rene-Charles continued. “You are a tough act to follow, but with your help everything is going to be fine. Dad, I promise you here that we are all going to live up to your standards.”


Rene-Charles Angelil Gives Speech at His Dad’s Funeral
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Celine Dion's Memorial for Rene Angelil - Photos Released

Celine Dion participates in a memorial service for her late husband Rene Angelil on Thursday (January 21) at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada.

The 47-year-old singer was joined by her 15-year-old son Rene-Charles and other family members for the private moment before the public viewing began.

These official photos were released by Feeling Productions Inc., the company that Rene owned.

Celine greeted thousands of mourners that showed up at the visitation that day, with most of them being fans and well wishers from the area. She stood by the open casket for seven hours and held hands with many fans as they gave their condolences. Watch video below from the live-stream that aired all day long.


Celine Dion Greets Mourners at Rene Angelil’s Memorial

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