The singer, who is pregnant with twins, WILL headline the festival in 2018 -- so at least the BeyHive has that!
In a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday, Bey's Parkwood Entertainment and festival producer Goldenvoice said:
It has been an extremely emotional time for Celine Dion.
Last Thursday, her husband, René Angélil, passed away after a long battle with cancer. The death of her brother Daniel Dion followed two days later.
Now, the 47-year-old legend is scheduled to get right back in the swing of things on Saturday when she takes the stage at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas — just one day after Angélil's funeral at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal.
We're sure singing and performing will be the best therapy for the My Heart Will Go On singer.
A source tells People:
"That's what René would want. He wants her to perform and come back. He knew her better than anybody and he probably knows that's what she needs too, to perform."
In the past year, Celine rarely left her longtime love's side:
"Some days he could get up and walk around the room, play with the kids. Some days he was too tired. She didn't travel anywhere. She wanted to be with him 24/7 in case anything happened."
The late manager's Vegas business associates are feeling the sting of his death as well. AEG Live Vice President John Nelson said in a statement:
"We are heartbroken to hear this news. Not only because René was a great friend and mentor and an extraordinary partner with us in these shows at Caesars Palace for the last 13 years, but even more because he and Celine were so devoted to each other; their relationship has been a model for us all. René was the most brilliant, generous and loyal partner one could have in business. And after the work was done, René was such a fun and joyful friend who loved to entertain, eat amazing meals, and tell great stories. There will never be another one like René."
Such a huge loss.
We're happy to see Celine getting back on stage following this tragic time.
[Image via WENN.]