Celine Dion opens up on husband's battle with cancer

We have to say, Celine Dion is a very strong person

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 25 Aug 2015

Celine Dion opens up
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Celine Dion broke our hearts when she sang My Heart Will Go On in 1997, and now she's broken them again after opening up about husband René Angélil's battle with throat cancer.

"We have asked [doctors] many times, how long does he have, three weeks, three months? René wants to know," Celine told USA Today. "But they say they don't know." Celine has been on a year-long hiatus from her Las Vegas residency because she had to take care of her husband. 

The singer also said that she has promised to keep René's dying wish. "I'll say, 'You're scared? I understand. Talk to me about it'...And René says to me, 'I want to die in your arms.' Okay, fine, I'll be there, you'll die in my arms," she said.

"When you see someone who is fighting so hard, it has a big impact on you," she said. "You have two choices. You look at your husband who's very sick and you can't help, and it kills you. Or you look at your husband that's sick and you say, 'I got you. I got it. I'm here. It's going to be just fine.'"

"You can have your shaking knees at the end, but when someone you love falls and needs help, it's not time to cry," Celine added. "Afterwards, sure. But not yet." We're trying not to bawl right now. We sincerely hope things will work out for the couple, who share three kids together, René-Charles, 14, and 4-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy.

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