Celine Dion has admitted that she didn't feel "in control" of her emotions this past weekend, when she took to the stage at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards to perform a touching rendition of Queen's 'The Show Must Go On', also being awarded the Billboard Icon Award.

Celine Dion

Celine Dion

Speaking to E! News about the show, she said: "Normally I feel pretty much in control. I don't necessarily like surprises. I like to be prepared; I thought I was. From a mom who was prepared with her children at the funerals, to tell them that it's fine, to be strong and all that, so for me I was like, 'OK, I'm going to sing my favourite song', and they want to give me that award? Oh my God. It's not the reason why I'm doing that. It's not the reason why I'm here.

"But they're giving me a very, very important... Iconic award... For my children when I'm gone, these are the moments that will stay. These are the moments that will be remembered, I think. For my husband, 'The Show Must Go On', his favourite song that I do every night, I said, 'OK, I'll go and it's going to work.'"

Celine's husband Rene passed away earlier this year, with her brother Daniel then dying just a few days later.

Her son, Rene-Charles presented her with the Icon Award at the event on Sunday, May 22.

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