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Céline Dion's heart will go on.
After taking a year-long break from her Las Vegas residency last summer to care for her ailing husband René Angélil, the singer, 47, returned to the stage Thursday at Caesars Palace's Colosseum in Las Vegas. "Thank you for all your love," the Grammy Award winner told her Twitter followers after the concert. "Tonight was not a new day, tonight was not really a new show. Tonight was a new beginning."
Angélil, 73, continues to battle throat cancer.
Earlier that day, Dion held a press conference. "The meaning of the songs have a new meaning now," she explained. "I sung them, but now I mean it. To me they'll be different songs. To you, maybe not." The "Because You Loved Me" singer added, "My three children and my husband wanted me to be here tonight."
Before wrapping up the press conference, Dion told reporters that Angélil would be watching her show live via video at their Las Vegas home. The Canadian songbird said her husband of nearly 21 years told her to "just enjoy" her comeback show.