BBMA 2016 Celine Dion Joined by Son Rene-Charles in Emotional Acceptance Speech at 2016 Billboard Music Awards
May 23, 2016
The show — and our hearts — will go on!Céline Dion got emotional when her 15-year-old son, René-Charles, presented her with the ICON Award for lifetime achievement at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22.
Celine Dion accepts the Billboard Icon-Award from son Rene Charles Angelil onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.Kevin Winter/Getty Images
After delivering a powerful performance of Queen’s “The Show Must Go On,” the iconic French-Canadian singer, 48, cried as she hugged her son and gave her acceptance speech, which addressed the difficult last few months. “I want to be so strong for my family and my kids, and I didn’t expect that,” she said of her tears. “You make me so happy. Thank you,” she told her oldest son, who looked so grown-up. The “My Heart Will Go On” singer even asked René-Charles to stay by her side as she went through the rest of her acknowledgements.