Unlike Jennifer Lopez and Jason Aldean, who rightfully postponed their appearances that would have otherwise followed October 1st, music icon Celine Dion decided to make a statement by going on with her Las Vegas residency just 2 days after the mass shooting that left 59 dead and several hundred injured.
She made this statement when opening up on the night of October 3rd:
“I hope that you’re doing okay. I never start the show of this, standing in front of the curtain, just talking. But tonight is very different. After Sunday night’s terribly tragic event, all of us here find ourselves asking a similar question. For you, it’s ‘do we still go to Celine’s show on Tuesday night, only two days after the nightmare?’ For me, ‘Can I still do my show? Should I still my show?' 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. 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.”