Like so many people around the world, Celine Dion was deeply affected by Oct 1’s horrific mass shooting in her adopted hometown of Las Vegas. The 49-year-old paid tribute to the hundreds of victims during her residency on Oct 3 at The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace, located just down the street from the festival grounds where 58 people lost their lives and more than 500 were injured. A heartbroken Celine announced to the crowd that all proceeds from the show would be donated to help those affected by the tragedy.
Speaking from her heart, she told the audience, “On Sunday, we lost too many beautiful, innocent souls, and so many are still suffering, but tonight we’re going to let these families know that we are supporting them and that we will help them through their tragic loss.”
Celine continued: “We dedicate tonight’s show to all of the victims and their families, and to the first responders, and to the doctors and nurses who are working around the clock to save lives, and to so many heroes who did whatever they could to help complete strangers in a time of desperate need.”
In addition to her selfless act of solidarity, the mother of three had a #VegasStrong sign projected onto a wall near the stage. One Celine fan Tweeted out a couple photos of the show with the caption, “Celine Dion is donating all proceeds from tonight’s show to the victims of the Sunday shooting. Love will always win. #VegasStrong”
On Sunday evening, a man opened fire on concertgoers during Jason Aldean’s set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. It is now the U.S’s deadliest mass shooting in modern history. Four Canadians – Jessica Klymchuk, Calla Medig, Jordan McIldoon and Tara Roe – were killed in the attack.