Celine Dion Donates Proceeds to Vegas Victims
CELINE DION DONATES TUESDAY NIGHT CONCERT PROCEEDS TO VEGAS SHOOTING VICTIMS
(CNN) – An emotional Celine Dion returned to the stage in Las Vegas on Tuesday night.
It comes two days after the city and the country were rocked by the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
The singer told the crowd proceeds from the night would go to the victims of Sunday’s shooting at the route 91 harvest festival and their families.
Dion has had two long-running performance residencies in Vegas, the first in 2003.
Dion said it was a difficult decision on whether to return to the stage.
But she ultimately decided to go on with her performances “to show love and support for those who are affected.”
Her announcement that proceeds would be donated drew more than 30 seconds of applause from the crowd.
Dion also dedicate the show to the victims, their families, first responders, and doctors and nurses “who are working around the clock to save lives.”