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Celine Dion’s three sons support their mother as she makes rare public appearance amid battle with stiff-person syndrome

Celine Dion had the support of all three of her sons as she made a rare public appearance over the weekend amid her battle with stiff-person syndrome.

The music legend, 56, was honored by Croatian cellist HAUSER (born Stjepan Hauser) during his concert at The Wynn in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Celine sat in the crowd with her eldest son RC, 23, and twins Nelson and Eddy, 13, before meeting HAUSER backstage.

She shares her boys with late husband René Angélil, who was 73 when he died of throat cancer back in 2016. 

Celine, RC, Nelson and Eddy appeared in photos and videos posted to HAUSER’s official X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram in the days following the concert.

Celine Dion's sons - RC, 23, and twins Nelson and Eddy, 13 — supported their mom as she made a rare public appearance at HAUSER's (center) concert in Las Vegas on Saturday

Celine Dion’s sons – RC, 23, and twins Nelson and Eddy, 13 — supported their mom as she made a rare public appearance at HAUSER’s (center) concert in Las Vegas on Saturday

On Sunday, HAUSER uploaded photos he took with Celine and her sons backstage and said it was ‘an honor’ to perform for them.

On Tuesday, HAUSER reflected on his meeting with Celine and her family as he shared footage of Celine telling him she’s a ‘big fan’ of his.

As she spoke to HAUSER, her twins Nelson and Eddy stood beside her with huge smiles on their faces.

The twins were suited up for the occasion while Celine looked radiant wearing an elegant black dress and a sleek bun. 

The performer also included footage of Celine and her children in the audience during Saturday’s Rebel With A Cello performance.

It turns out HAUSER was aware of his VIP special guest ahead of Saturday’s gig 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, RC, Nelson and Eddy appeared in photos and videos posted to HAUSER's official X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram in the days following the concert

Celine, RC, Nelson and Eddy appeared in photos and videos posted to HAUSER’s official X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram in the days following the concert

On Tuesday, HAUSER reflected on his meeting with Celine and her family as he shared footage of Celine telling him she's a 'big fan' of him

On Tuesday, HAUSER reflected on his meeting with Celine and her family as he shared footage of Celine telling him she’s a ‘big fan’ of him

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.

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.

On Sunday, HAUSER uploaded photos he took with Celine and her sons backstage and said it was 'an honor' to perform for them

On Sunday, HAUSER uploaded photos he took with Celine and her sons backstage and said it was ‘an honor’ to perform for them

It turns out HAUSER was aware of his VIP special guest ahead of Saturday's gig 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

It turns out HAUSER was aware of his VIP special guest ahead of Saturday’s gig 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 

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

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

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.

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.

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

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; seen on June 17

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; seen on June 17

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

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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