Céline Dion returned to the Caesars Palace’s Colosseum stage last night after taking a year off to care for her ailing husband, René Angélil.
“He knows that I love so much what I do, that he wants me back,” she told Entertainment Tonight
Angélil is battling throat cancer, but that didn’t stop him from watching his wife’s return to the stage. The 73-year-old and their children watched the show on a live video stream at their Las Vegas home.
“I’m his favorite singer in the world. And I’m his wife. And I’m the mother of his three children. And we have the same passions. We love each other so much,” Dion said.
The Canadian singer left the stage last August to take care of her husband.
“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 said at the time.
Sadly recovery isn’t likely.
“We have asked (doctors) many times, how long does he have, three weeks, three months? René wants to know,” she said. “But they say they don’t know.”
The couple has three children, René-Charles, 14, and four-year-old twins, Nelson and Eddy.
“René says to me, ‘I want to die in your arms.’ OK, fine, I’ll be there, you’ll die in my arms,” Dion told USA Today.
This is obviously a very tough time for the 47-year-old, and fans have been reaching out to her on twitter to express their support.
Another Canadian star to make a major comeback is Shania Twain. Her farewell tour earned $5.2 million in revenue from just five arena performances during her Rock This Country tour.
What can we say? Canadians just do it better.
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