Celine Dion Resumes Las Vegas Residency With Tribute to Late Husband

"He's always been on stage with me," she said.

A teary-eyed Dion noted how supportive Angelil was throughout her career. "Every time I closed my eyes I felt Rene on stage with me, whether he was seated in his seat right there, in the balcony, backstage, or at home with the kids, he's always been on stage with me. And nothing could ever change that," she remarked.

Saying that she and Angelil will "always be one," Dion closed her speech in part by commenting, "I feel and I know he hears me. One way or another I know he will give me a sign for his approval or not. And now I can feel that he's telling me to zip it and start singing."

She offered a few more remarks in French, then continued the concert by performing her 1990 single "Where Does My Heart Beat Now."

The tribute was streamed live on Dion's website.

Angelil died Jan. 14 following a battle with cancer. He was 73.