Recently we reported the cancellation of Céline Dion’s Las Vegas residency. Currently Dion is taking an indefinite hiatus to take care of her husband René Angélil as heals from cancer for the second time.
According to People magazine Dion is trying to stay positive despite having a rough time. A friend of the family Robin Leach, told the magazine, “They are each other’s lives.”
Currently Dion is taking care of her husband, and their children Eddy, Nelson, and René Charles. Of Céline’s decision to postpone her performances Leach said, “He and her family come first and she’s always made that clear.”
This wasn’t an easy decision for Dion, but it was one she considered taking months ago once her husband first underwent surgery for his cancer.
“René was making great progress and was out and about.” Unfortunately it looks like his healing has taken a toll and Leach said that he looks “thin and frail.”
As for René’s status the family is hopeful. According to an insider, despite the rough time, Dion is “trying to stay positive.”
As we reported Céline’s husband had to step down as her manager after being in the position for over thirty years. The two met when the singer was just 12-years-old and began a romantic relationship when Dion was of legal age.
In a previous statement Dion said of the decision to make her family a priority in the wake of her husband’s illness:
“I want to devote every ounce of my strength and energy to my husband’s healing, and to do so, it’s important for me to dedicate this time to him and to our children.”
She continued on, speaking about the cancellation of her show in Las Vegas, Dion said:
“I also want to apologize to all my fans everywhere, for inconveniencing them, and I thank them so much for their love and support.”
In addition to helping her husband heal, the singer is also dealing with an inflammatory illness which has also cut into her time playing the residency in Las Vegas. As for her husband, his battle started in 1999 when he was diagnosed with throat cancer. His cancer was in remission and then it returned late last year.
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