Celine Dion breaks down in tears after teen son surprises her on stage to present Icon Award at Billboards four months after husband's death

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Celine Dion broke down in tears after her son made a surprise appearance on stage to present her with the Icon award at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards.

The 48-year-old made her first televised singing performance since the death of her husband, Rene Angelil, and her brother in January.

In a poignant move, she performed a cover of Queen’s The Show Must Go On. 

And moments later her eldest son René-Charles, 15, emerged on stage with her award. (She also has twins Nelson and Eddy, 5.)

Emotional: Celine Dion broke down in tears after her son made a surprise appearance on stage to present her with the Icon award at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards

Emotional: Celine Dion broke down in tears after her son made a surprise appearance on stage to present her with the Icon award at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards

Proud: Her eldest son René-Charles, 15, presented her with the award

Proud: Her eldest son René-Charles, 15, presented her with the award

Shocked: Celine taken aback when Seal called her son onto the stage 

Shocked: Celine taken aback when Seal called her son onto the stage 

She was overcome with emotion as the crowd gave her a standing ovation and she apologized to the audience for crying. Many audience members were also reduced to tears during the moment.

Earlier this month the My Heart Will Go On singer described her final moments with husband René Angélil before he passed away in January. 

The singer revealed that she told René, her husband of 21 years, not to worry anymore and to go in peace.

Sweet moment: Rene hugged his mother after presenting her with the award 

Sweet moment: Rene hugged his mother after presenting her with the award 

Lost for words: Celine struggled to regain her composure and apologized to the crowd for crying 

Lost for words: Celine struggled to regain her composure and apologized to the crowd for crying 

Poignant: She performed a cover of Queen’s The Show Must Go On

Poignant: She performed a cover of Queen’s The Show Must Go On

‘You were worrying for my career. You were worrying for the children. You were worrying for everything. It’s enough. Do you trust me? Please do. Trust me,’ Celine recalled telling the 73-year-old, who was her manager in addition to the father of their three sons.

‘The kids are fine. I’m fine. I promise you we’re gonna be okay. Please leave in peace. I don’t want you to worry.’ she remembered while talking to ABC News.

The Canadian songstress also spoke to PEOPLE about how she wants to prove to her boys that she’s strong.

She said: ‘René always insisted the show must go on. 

‘You know what, I’m 48 years old and I lost the love of my life. I miss him a lot from when he was great but not when he was suffering. I cannot be selfish. You have to let people go. I feel at peace.’  

Rene died on January 14 after a lengthy battle with throat cancer. Her brother Daniel died just days later. 

2016 Billboard Music Awards Nominees

Top Artist:

Adele

Justin Bieber

Drake

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

 

Top New Artist:

Fetty Wap

OMI

Charlie Puth

Silentó

Bryson Tiller

 

Top Male Artist:

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

Ed Sheeran

The Weeknd

 

Top Female Artist:

Adele

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

 

Top Duo/Group:

Maroon 5

One Direction

twenty one pilots

The Rolling Stones

U2

 

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Adele

Justin Bieber

Drake

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

 

Top Hot 100 Artist:

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

 

Top Song Sales Artist:

Adele

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

The Weeknd

 

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Justin Bieber

Ellie Goulding

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

 

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

Silentó

The Weeknd

 

Top Social Media Artist:

Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato

Taylor Swift

 

Top Touring Artist:

Madonna

One Direction

The Rolling Stones

Taylor Swift

U2

 

Top R&B Artist:

Chris Brown

Jeremih

Rihanna

Bryson Tiller

The Weeknd

 

Top Rap Artist:

Drake

Fetty Wap

Future

Wiz Khalifa

Silentó

 

Top Country Artist:

Zac Brown Band

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

 

Top Rock Artist:

Fall Out Boy

Elle King

twenty one pilots

Walk the Moon

X Ambassadors

 

Top Latin Artist:

Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga

Juan Gabriel

Nicky Jam

Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho

Romeo Santos

 

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

The Chainsmokers

DJ Snake

David Guetta

Major Lazer

Zedd

 

Top Christian Artist:

Casting Crowns

Lauren Daigle

Hillsong United

MercyMe

Chris Tomlin

 

Top Gospel Artist:

Anthony Brown and group therAPy

Tasha Cobbs

Kirk Franklin

Travis Greene

Marvin Sapp

 

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Adele, 25

Justin Bieber, Purpose

Ed Sheeran, x

Taylor Swift, 1989

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness

 

Top Soundtrack:

Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1

Fifty Shades of Grey

Furious 7

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1

Pitch Perfect 2

 

 Top R&B Album:

Chris Brown, Royalty

Rihanna, Anti

Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L

Tyrese, Black Rose

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness

 

Top Rap Album:

Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive

Dr. Dre, Compton

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly

Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money

 

Top Country Album:

Chris Stapleton, Traveller

Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights

Sam Hunt, Montevallo

Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde

Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

 

Top Rock Album:

Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color

David Bowie, Blackstar

Coldplay, A Head Full Of Dreams

Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind

twenty one pilots, Blurryface

 

Top Latin Album:

Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo

Juan Gabriel, Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario

Mana, Cama Incendiada

Gerardo Ortiz, Hoy Más Fuerte

Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 2

 

Top Dance/Electronic Album:

David Guetta, Listen

Major Lazer, Peace Is The Mission

ODESZA, In Return

Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Zedd, True Colors

 

Top Christian Album:

Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be

Hillsong UNITED, Empires

Joey + Rory, Hymns That Are Important To Us

TobyMac, This Is Not A Test

Chris Tomlin, Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship

 

Top Gospel Album:

Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Everyday Jesus

Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live

Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion

Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two

Marvin Sapp, You Shall Live

 

Top Hot 100 Song:

Adele, Hello

Fetty Wap, Trap Queen

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, See You Again

The Weeknd, Can’t Feel My Face

The Weeknd, The Hills

 

Top Selling Song:

Adele, Hello

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, See You Again

OMI, Cheerleader

Rachel Platten, Fight Song

The Weeknd, The Hills

 

Top Radio Song:

Adele, Hello

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, See You Again

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk!

Walk the Moon, Shut Up And Dance

The Weeknd, Can’t Feel My Face

 

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

Justin Bieber, Sorry

Justin Bieber, What Do You Mean

Fetty Wap, Trap Queen

The Weeknd, The Hills

Drake, Hotline Bling

 

Top Streaming Song (Video):

Fetty Wap, Trap Queen

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, See You Again

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk!

Silentó, Watch Me

The Weeknd, The Hills

 

Top R&B Song:

Alessia Cara, Here

Omarion Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko, Post To Be

The Weeknd, Can’t Feel My Face

The Weeknd, Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)

The Weeknd, The Hills

 

Top Rap Song:

Drake, Hotline Bling

Fetty Wap, Trap Queen

Fetty Wap, 679 feat. Remy Boyz

Silentó, Watch Me

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, See You Again

 

Top Country Song:

Sam Hunt, Break Up In A Small Town

Sam Hunt, Take Your Time

Little Big Town, Girl Crush

Thomas Rhett, Die A Happy Man

Chris Young, I’m Comin’ Over

 

Top Rock Song:

Fall Out Boy, Uma Thurman

Elle King, Ex’s & Oh’s

twenty one pilots, Stressed Out

Walk the Moon, Shut Up And Dance

X Ambassadors, Renegades

 

Top Latin Song:

J Balvin, Ginza

Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, Te Metiste

Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, El Perdon

Maluma, Borro Cassette

Romeo Santos, Propuesta Indecente

 

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZES, Roses

DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, You Know You Like It

David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, Hey Mama

Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring MØ, Lean On

Skrillex & Diplo, Where Are Ü Now with Justin Bieber

 

Top Christian Song:

Hillsong UNITED, Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

Hillsong UNITED, Touch The Sky

MercyMe, Flawless

NEEDTOBREATHE Featuring Gavin DeGraw, Brother

Chris Tomlin, Good Good Father

 

Top Gospel Song:

Anthony Brown and group therAPy, Worth

Erica Campbell feat. Big Shizz, I Luh God

Kirk Franklin, Wanna Be Happy?

Travis Greene, Intentional

Brian Courtney Wilson, Worth Fighting For

 

 



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