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Celine Dion Donates Proceeds From Las Vegas Concert
In light of Jennifer Lopez and Incubus postponing their Las Vegas residencies, GRAMMY winner Celine Dion made the decision that her show must go on following the tragic shooting in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1.
Dion, who has been performing a Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace since 2012, opened her Oct. 3 show with a heartfelt speech about her uncertainty of performing so soon after the shooting, before assuring herself and the audience they had "made the right choice in being here tonight."
"On Sunday, we lost too many beautiful, innocent souls, and so many are still suffering," Dion told her audience. "But tonight we're going to let these families know that we are supporting them and that we will help them through their tragic loss."
She offered a dedication to the victims of the massacre and revealed that all the proceeds from her Oct. 3 show would be donated to the Las Vegas victims' families on behalf of the audience.
"We dedicate tonight's show to all the victims and their families, and to the first responders, and to the doctors and nurses who are working around the clock to save lives," Dion said. "And to so many heroes who did whatever they could to help complete strangers in a time of desperate needs."