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Celine Dion says music is ‘extremely therapeutic’, talks shock over son giving her the ICON award

24 May 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Las Vegas, NV, United States (4E) – One of the most notable performances during this year’s Billboard Music Awards is that of Celine Dion and the songstress said in an interview after her emotional set that music has been extremely therapeutic for her.

Her performance of the song “The Show Must Go On” comes months after the death of her husband and manager Rene Angelil . The performance earned her a standing ovation inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. She also received the ICON Award and her son, Rene-Charles, was the one who gave her the award.

During the speech, Dion has become emotional again as she thanked her fans, her family, her children and most especially her late husband. She said that Angelil will continue to watch over her from above. She added, " René , this one's for you. The show must go on."

During the after-performance interview, Dion shared that she does not like surprises, referring to her son giving her the award at the annual event. She pointed out that she likes to be prepared and she thought that she was during that night.

She added, “From a mom who was prepared with her children at the funerals, to tell them that it's fine, to be strong and all that, so for me I was like, 'OK, I'm going to sing my favorite song,' and they want to give me that award? Oh, my God. It's not the reason why I'm doing that. It's not the reason why I'm here. But they're giving me a very, very important…iconic award…for my children when I'm gone, these are the moments that will stay. These are the moments that will be remembered, I think.”

Dion then went on to talk about Prince and how music is extremely therapeutic. She noted that it does not matter what kind of music one likes. She said that she has been singing “Purple Rain” on stage for more than a year now and that Prince wrote her a song called “With This Tear.” She went on to comment Stevie Wonder and Madonna’s tribute to the late Prince.