Celine Dion sang?French vocal legend?Edith Piaf’s Hymne a l’Amour as a tribute to Paris during the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.
As she sang the decades-old song, the cameras captured several audience members in tears. A montage of Paris landmarks and makeshift memorials outside Le Bataclan appeared on the screen behind her according to billboard.com
The next day?Closer Weekly?reported the 47-year-old siren has been shedding plenty of tears in private over her ailing husband, Rene Angelil, 73.
According to a source, Celine thinks this is her last holiday season with the cancer-stricken music manager. ‘This is very likely the last Christmas they’ll celebrate with Rene,’ said a friend. ‘Celine is trying to make the most of whatever time they have left with Rene.’
Rene is diagnosed with throat cancer and has been battling for it.
Celine and Rene together have three kids – Rene-Charles, 14, and twins Nelson and Eddy, aged five.
‘Celine is hopeful by nature,’ said the insider. ‘She puts her trust in her faith.’
Until December 30, the French-Canadian singer is on break from her Las Vegas show at Caesars Palace so she can have family time. She has a run until 2019.
A friend said, ‘They spend hours singing traditional carols.? Rene does not join in. He just listens.
She also makes sure that the house is always cheerful. ‘She won’t allow the house to descend into gloom and doom,’ it was added.
‘She does her best to fill her boys’ lives with fun and excitement. But I also think every day has become more meaningful to them given what the family is going through.’
The family is currently staying at the family’s Vegas home according to dailymail.co.uk
Dion?s 88-year old mother Therese, has been living with them as well as all three adult children of Rene’s. He has Patrick, 47, Jean-Pierre, 41, and Anne Marie, 38.
‘Celine loves it when they come, visit and lend support to their father,’ it was claimed.
On Sunday, the French-Canadian sang Edith Piaf’s Hymne a l’Amour as a montage showing of Paris landmarks, including the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe.