Celine Dion: Husband Rene Angelil Has Only Weeks to Live
It must be a very tough time for Celine Dion as she has to put on a brave face while preparing herself for a life without ailing husband, René Angélil. According to Closer Weekly, the singer's husband, 73, has been battling throat cancer for more than a decade now after he was first diagnosed with the ailment in 1999. It looks like he is losing the battle as he enters the third stint of the cancer with no hopes of recovery.
Moreover, according to Closer Weekly, Celine had shocked fans with a heartbreaking announcement days before returning to Vegas on Aug. 27. She told fans, "René says to me, 'I want to die in your arms.'" Céline says she responded, "OK, fine, I'll be there, you'll die in my arms."
Celine has asked his doctors countless times, "'How long does he have? Three weeks? Three months?' René wants to know," but Celine regretfully said that the doctors said they did not know.
It must be really devastating for the singer to see the man, she insists as the only one she has been with, dying. Celebdirtylaundry.com also has some scoop on this story. The website says that according to a source, it scares their three sons to see how bad their father's situation is now. The source has further said that he has already lost his ability to talk but can still communicate through other ways and recently he still convinced Celine to go back to work.
Celine has bravely said, "I'm scared of losing him because it's bad. But I have to show myself, my husband and my kids that I'm strong and that we're okay. He wants me to sing again, and I want to do this with him." And then she is said to have dedicated her opening number in a show to her husband.