Celine Dion breaks down during her first Vegas show since shooting, donates proceeds to victims of attack

It was an emotional night for Celine Dion as she returned to the stage at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, not too far away from where a gunman opened fire during a country music festival just two days prior.

The 49-year-old singer fought back tears as she opened her show with a somber message for concertgoers. "I hope that you're doing OK," she began. "Before we start the show, I need to talk to you for a moment. ...I never start the show like this but tonight is very different."

Celine Dion at Vegas Residency

Celine Dion performs at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Oct. 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Dion admitted that she asked herself ahead of proceeding with her residency concerts, "Should I still do my show only two days after the nightmare?"

The GRAMMY winner also announced that all the proceeds from her show would be going to the families of those affected by the shooting.

On Monday, Dion took to Instagram to share her condolences in both French and English, writing: "Praying for all the innocent victims and their families in Las Vegas."

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Celine Dion out with her child visit a shop in Paris, France, on July 17, 2017. Celine Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion out with her child visit a shop in Paris, France, on July 17, 2017. Celine Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion out with her child visit a shop in Paris, France, on July 17, 2017. Celine Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 12, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 12, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 12, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is seen on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing YSL jacket, pants and boots and Dior bag on July 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing YSL jacket, pants and boots and Dior bag on July 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing Dice Kayek top, Celine pants, Tom Ford shoes and bag from Celine Dion Collection on July 6, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing Dice Kayek top, Celine pants, Tom Ford shoes and bag from Celine Dion Collection on July 6, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing Dice Kayek top, Celine pants, Tom Ford shoes and bag from Celine Dion Collection on July 6, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion is seen, outside the Giambattista Valli show, during Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018, on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion wearing Dior bag outside Dior during Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 : Day Two on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion attends the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion attends the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 2, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 02: Singer Celine Dion is seen on July 2, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion outside Dior during Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 : Day Two on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 28: Singer Celine Dion is seen on June 28, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 28: Singer Celine Dion is seen on June 28, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Celine Dion out and about in Paris, France, on June 21, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion out and about in Paris, France, on June 21, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 28: Singer Celine Dion is seen on June 28, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 15: Celine Dion performs during the opening night of her Celine Dion Live 2017 tour at Royal Arena on June 15, 2017 in Copenhagen. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 15: Celine Dion performs during the opening night of her Celine Dion Live 2017 tour at Royal Arena on June 15, 2017 in Copenhagen. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Canadian singer Celine Dion seen leaving her hotel in Paris, France, on June 14, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, CA - MAY 21: Singer Celine Dion poses in the press room at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Canadian singer Celine Dion seen leaving her hotel in Paris, France, on June 14, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Celine Dion arrives a the Premiere Of Disney's 'Beauty And The Beast' at El Capitan Theatre on March 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Celine Dion performs onstage during the Stayin' Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees held at Microsoft Theater on February 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 21: Celine Dion attends the Celine Dion Collection First Handbag and Accessory Collection press conference at Project Womens at Mandalay Bay on February 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Recording artist Celine Dion attends the 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Celine Dion arrives at The 59th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
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In addition to Dion, a number of other musicians that have Vegas residencies shared messages and tributes on social media. 

From Britney Spears to Jennifer Lopez, here's how the the singers expressed their heartbreak following the horrific event that took place during the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival at Mandalay Bay Resort and Hotel.

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