Celine Dion, Elton John sang for workers hard hit by hurricanes

Celine Dion and Elton John sang together for the first time Monday night at a benefit to raise money for Harrah's Entertainment Inc. workers affected by last year's hurricanes.

The pair, who sang duets of "Sorry" and "Saturday Night" before a packed Colosseum at Caesars Palace , also were joined by Jerry Seinfeld to raise $2.1 million (1.8 million) for some 8,000 casino workers in the Gulf Coast region.

The money came on top of $4.5 million (3.8 million) the world's largest casino operator already had collected for its staff, said Harrah's CEO Gary Loveman. "I've played in Biloxi many times," John said. "I'm just glad we can do a little something for those people's lives that will never be the same again for many, many years. God bless them." Some 4,100 people paid $100 (84) to $1,000 (838) each to watch the trio take turns on the stage, reports the AP.


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