Celine Dion opened her Las Vegas show at Caesars Palace with a heartfelt message to the victims of the mass shooting at a musical event on Sunday night. Although she was initially hesitant to hold the concert just two days after the mass shooting, the Canadian singer thought it would give her the opportunity to help the victims.

The senseless act took the lives of 59 individuals and injured about 500 other concertgoers, according to a recent CNN report.

The Tuesday concert marked the beginning of Celine Dion's series of shows in Las Vegas which will run until January 2018. Before she started to perform for her fans, the five-time Grammy winner admitted that she asked herself if she could still perform after the deadly attack.

Celine Dion gets emotional during Las Vegas show

Despite what happened at the Route 91 Country Music Festival, the 49-year-old singer decided to proceed with the performance as her way of showing her love and support to the people affected by the incident.

"On Sunday, we lost too many beautiful, innocent souls and so many are still suffering," she addressed the crowd, according to a CNN report. "But tonight, we are going to let these families know that we are supporting them and that we will help them through their tragic loss."

She also acknowledged that these people will be needing the love and support of their peers in this difficult time. Hence, Celine Dion decided to donate the proceeds of her show to the families of the victims. The artist received a loud round of applause from the audience, whom she thanked for coming to the show despite the recent massacre.

Artists cancel upcoming shows after Las Vegas shooting

Unlike her, a report by ABC confirmed that Jennifer Lopez cancelled her upcoming Las Vegas shows out of respect for the victims and the lives lost in the mass shooting. The "Dance Again" artist was supposed to hold a three-day show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas scheduled from October 4-7 when the incident took place.

A statement released by the concert venue said that the singer is "heartbroken" over the senseless killing at the musical event.

Jennifer Lopez also extended her thoughts and prayers to the victims of the tragedy.

Jason Aldean, on the other hand, cancelled a series of shows in California over the weekend. The country singer felt it was the right thing to do in the wake of the horrific incident that stunned the entire world.

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