Celine Dion’s husband, Rene Angelil, is struggling through throat cancer treatment, and Celine recently opened up in a tearful interview to speak about their living life “one day at a time.”
“We’re choosing to live.” Those simple words say everything that Celine has been willing to do for her husband, Rene, 74, who has been struggling with cancer since 1999. After initial treatments, a tumor was discovered in his throat years later, and he underwent a procedure to have it removed in 2013.
Since then, things have been a long, uphill battle for Rene, Celine and their three children. Now, Celine has taken on the duties of being Rene’s caretaker in regards to feeding him daily, and that constitutes work with a feeding tube. Celine has been open and honest about her fears of losing Rene, as he has been so instrumental in all aspects of her life. He championed her career.
For fans of Celine, they’re well aware that she has put her career on hiatus to play caretaker to her family, and because she herself was struggling with a throat issue in 2014. She hit pause on her Las Vegas residency in July of last year, and is planning to resume her show in August of 2015.
There is something delightfully weird about Celine. And no, that’s not an insult–it’s a compliment. Weird meaning spiritual/uncanny. Say what you will about some of her antics being steeped in different cultural understanding, and sub-culture of that culture, but the woman can sing like the best of songbirds.
To see a clip from her emotional interview, check out the video below.