Celine Dion will return to performing in Las Vegas.
Celine Dion will return to performing in Las Vegas. Bang Showbiz

Celine Dion returns to Vegas with tribute for late husband

Celine Dion will return to her Las Vegas show on Tuesday.

The 'My Heart Will Go On' singer is set to perform on stage for the first time since her husband René Angélil died last month following a battle with throat cancer and she is planning to begin her show with a 10-minute tribute to him, according to TMZ.

René, 73, who was Celine's manager, had been battling throat cancer since 2013 but lost the fight last month.

The couple have three children - 14-year-old son, Rene, and five-year-old fraternal twins Eddy and Nelson - together while René also has three grown up children from a previous relationship - Anne-Marie, Patrick and Jean-Pierre.

Celine, 47, took a break from her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino last year when René's illness worsened, but returned to the stage in August.

She previously revealed it was her spirituality that has helped her to cope during her spouse's health struggles.

Celine - who was raised a Roman Catholic - revealed: "Life is not always perfect. You have to deal with it. Whatever life imposes - sickness, or whatever, you don't have a choice. This is life, this is nature. But you do have the choice on how you're going to go through this. And if you don't have spirituality you're going to fall apart before things happen. I am very spiritual. I believe in myself, I believe in my family, and I'm positive. Through this, you show your children how to deal with things, and how to be strong."

René was first diagnosed with throat cancer in April 1998 but made a full recovery from the illness before contracting it again in December 2013.


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