Céline Dion is opening up about her beloved husband's ongoing cancer battle — and has revealed his dying wish is to pass away in her arms.
"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," the 47-year-old singer said of her spouse, René Angélil, in a new interview with USA Today.
Céline and René in February 2011. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
In March, the "My Heart Will Go On" songstress confessed René, 73, had been diagnosed with throat cancer in December 2013 and is now using a feeding tube. This is former singer and manager's third bout with cancer.
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"We have asked [doctors] many times, how long does he have, three weeks, three months? René wants to know. But they say they don't know," Céline told the newspaper.
Céline and René married in December 1994 and are parents to three sons, René Charles, 14, and twins Eddy and Nelson, 4.
Céline, René and their son René Charles in 2007. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Despite her husband's debilitating illness, Céline — who will resume her Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace this Thursday after a year-long hiatus — assured she is staying strong for her family.
"You can have your shaking knees at the end, but when someone you love falls and needs help, it's not time to cry. Afterwards, sure. But not yet," she said.
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