It hasn’t been an easy time for Celine Dion in recent months. Last August, the Inquisitr reported that Dion was canceling her Las Vegas residency after husband René Angélil’s second battle with cancer worsened.
Since then, Dion has been taking care of Angélil and their three children René-Charles, Nelson, and Eddy. For a few minutes, Dion paused all of that to speak with ABC News’ Deborah Roberts for an interview that’s set to air on Good Morning America and Nightline.
What’s been seen from the interview is a woman who seems years away from her usual bubbly personality. In the interview, Dion sounds devastated by René’s battle with cancer and is understandably emotional while answering tough questions.
According to the singer, her fans knew that something was wrong when she seemed distracted during her Las Vegas concert. “Oh, come on. I mean, the fans, they know I’m an open book.I sing, that’s the only thing I know.”
Dion revealed just how hard it’s been now that she’s focusing on her 73-year-old husband, who currently has a feeding tube due to his throat cancer. “He can’t use his mouth, he can’t eat, so I feed him. He’s got a feeding tube. I have to feed him three times a day.”
She continued, “I do this myself, and so I feed my husband and I feed my kids.”
Despite the devastating diagnosis, Celine seems to keep a bit hopeful. “We are taking life one day at a time, but we are choosing to live.”
When Dion cancelled her Las Vegas residency, she issued a brief statement. “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. I also want to apologize to all my fans everywhere, for inconveniencing them, and I thank them so much for their love and support.”
At the time, her personal site posted a message as well in regards to her husband and former manager. “Celine Dion has decided to postpone all of her show business activities indefinitely, in order to focus 100% of her attention on her husband René, their family, and associated health issues.”
René was first diagnosed with cancer back in 1999. The cancer had gone into remission but then returned in December of 2013.
[Image via ABC]