Celine Dion Honored with Emotional Performance

Celine Dion Honored with Emotional Performance

Celine Dion returned to the bright lights of a popular Las Vegas production to take in HAUSER’s Rebel With A Cello show at the Wynn.

Relegated to audience member the last few years due to a stiff-person diagnosis, the iconic singer made a point of catching the Saturday night performance of the world-class cello player from Croatia.

It turns out HAUSER (born Stjepan Hauser) was aware of his VIP special guest and did a rendition of My Heart Will Go On, which was the hit theme song for Titanic (1997) recorded by Dion for the soundtrack, according to TMZ.

Now an icon and fixture of the Las Vegas scene, Dion got got a nice round of applause when she made her way into the venue and to her seat.

By the time the musician went into the opening notes of My Heart Will Go On, she was transfixed on the stage while listening to the incredibly beautiful version.

Celine Dion Honored with Emotional Performance

Celine Dion, 56, was honored with a special rendition of My Heart Will Go On when she attended HAUSER’s Rebel With A Cello show at the Wynn in Las Vegas Saturday night

Overcome with emotion, Dion continued to be totally engrossed in the moments, sitting still until the very end.

She wasted little time in getting up on her feet to give the musician a standing ovation, along with a a scattering of other audience members.

After a few moments Dion began to realize that the applause not only for HAUSER but also Dion herself, who’s been linked to the classic song since its release 27 years ago.

At that point she began to turn to her left and to her right to give thanks and a nod of respect for the concertgoers, which included blowing kisses all around..

‘Thank you. Thank you so much,’ she could be heard mouthing through the loud response from the crowd, all while touching her heart and directing more gratitude towards the stage, and in particular HAUSER.

After the noise level from the applause lessoned, the Pula, Croatia native tried to convince Dion to get up on stage and perform with him.

‘I have a dream. My biggest dream is to perform with you,’  the musician, 36, said into the microphone from the stage, which got a rousing reaction from the audience.

Dion did her best to let him down gently and when she rejected his request, although she did do a hand gesture to insinuate that they should talk soon. 

The Canadian singer seemed to be transfixed by the music as she sat in the audience

The Canadian singer seemed to be transfixed by the music as she sat in the audience

Dion and the rest of the audience appeared to be blown away by his performance; he is seen performing in Berlin, Germany in October 2023

Dion and the rest of the audience appeared to be blown away by his performance; he is seen performing in Berlin, Germany in October 2023

After getting a round of applause when she arrived at the venue, the Canadian singer seemed to be transfixed by the rendition of the Titanic theme that she performed for the film, whoch was written by James Horner and Will Jennings

After getting a round of applause when she arrived at the venue, the Canadian singer seemed to be transfixed by the rendition of the Titanic theme that she performed for the film, whoch was written by James Horner and Will Jennings

The Vegas icon wasted little time in getting up on her feet to give the musician a standing ovation, along with a a scattering of other audience members

The Vegas icon wasted little time in getting up on her feet to give the musician a standing ovation, along with a a scattering of other audience members

It didn't take long beforeDion realized the ovation was both for HAUSER and her

It didn’t take long beforeDion realized the ovation was both for HAUSER and her

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Sensing he was being denied, HAUSER asked if her could get her on stage to do ‘one verse’, which again she denied.

‘Thank you so much for being here. It is a big honor for us,’ he told her, before adding. ‘Enjoy the rest of the show.’

The Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada native, 56, has not sung in public since 2020 when she began having muscle spasms.

In December 2022, Dion revealed she’d been diagnosed with stiff person syndrome, a serious neurological condition, and that she would be postponing tour dates due to the condition. 

'I have a dream. My biggest dream is to perform with you,' the musician, 36, said from the stage

While giving thanks for his performance and the offer, the legendary vocalist had to reject him due to her ongoing stiff-person syndrome

The Croatian cellist, who was fully aware Dion was in the audience, was asked her to join him on stage to perform a song

Celine Dion hasn't performed publicly since being diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, a serious neurological condition

Celine Dion hasn’t performed publicly since being diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, a serious neurological condition

'I've been waiting for this moment for a long time! Thank You @celinedion for coming to my show in Vegas with your family, it was an honor,' Hauser gushed on social media

‘I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time! Thank You @celinedion for coming to my show in Vegas with your family, it was an honor,’ Hauser gushed on social media

Fans can learn more about the illness and how she's coping with it all in her new documentary, I Am: Celine Dion, which will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video on June 25

Fans can learn more about the illness and how she’s coping with it all in her new documentary, I Am: Celine Dion, which will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video on June 25

By May of the following year, she had cancelled all of her remaining concerts, citing her ongoing battle with the disease. 

Fans can learn more about the illness and how she’s coping with it all in her new documentary, I Am: Celine Dion, which will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video on June 25.

During a recent television interview on Today, her first since disclosing her diagnosis, the songstress maintained her voice is getting stronger and that she believes she will be healthy enough in the near future to return to the stage, but didn’t go as far as to share a time frame.

‘I believe in myself, in my bravery,’ she said, before clarifying that she may still need to cancel performances on occasion. ‘I know that I have a good team right now (who will say), ‘No show tonight.’ It’s going to be hard. It will probably happen.’  

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