Celine Dion was in concert last night at an American Airlines event when she left fans emotional as she paused the concert in Miami to pay tribute to her mother, Therese Tanguay Dion, who had died the night before.
Therese passed away at age 92 on Thursday night in Montreal, surrounded by family including Celine. Not wanting to miss a performance, the singer went ahead with her Friday night show, addressing the sad news onstage. ‘I’m pretty sure that you heard the news about my mom passing away early this morning,’ she said.
Celine went on to reassure fans: ‘But I’m doing okay and we’re all okay.’ she added that she knew her mother had been ill for quite a while, and that she had received a call a couple of days earlier from a nurse to tell her ‘her time was coming soon.’
‘So last night I joined my brothers and sisters in Montreal, and I spent the evening at her bedside,’ she told fans. ‘We told stories. We sang songs. We hugged each other and we said our goodbyes.’
Celine’s husband, René Angélil, passed away on January 14, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.