-Went back to perform at Caesar's Palace Thursday night
-Wasn't prepared to come back before because family needed her
About sons Rene Charles, Nelson and Eddy : Wearing a black-and-white polka dot shirt dress, a relaxed and candid Dion spoke at length about her efforts to create a normal life for the couple's 14-year-old son, Rene Charles, even cracking a joke about his interest in sports.
"He's the only one in the family who has straight teeth and he's becoming a hockey player."
"I'm trying really hard to show my children that sickness and things happen in life and you can not be crying and be depressed and constantly talk about oh my God," the singer added.
Dion told USA Today earlier this week that Angelil, 73, has told her he wants to die in her arms and has given her detailed instructions for his funeral.
"I think he's passing along his strength to me," Dion said Thursday of her former manager, who she met while still a teen and married in 1994. "He doesn't stop amazing me. When he talks to me, I take notes. This is his time ... and it's going to be the way he wants it to be."
While she didn't give details about her husband's current condition, Dion did send a message to Angelil, who will be watching the show from the couple's home. "Promise me something: Just enjoy. Let it go. I love you."