Celine Dion is accustomed to belting out her hit songs before thousands of adoring fans.
But these days, the 46-year-old is foregoing the spotlight to spend her nights at home performing for an audience of one: her husband of 20 years, René Angélil, 73, who has been battling a recurrence of throat cancer.
As an insider reveals to ‘Closer,’ “If René is having trouble falling asleep, Celine will stand over his bedside and sing to lull him into comfort.”
Celine with René in January 2010. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
There is no place she’d rather be. The Canadian-born vocal powerhouse was by René’s side when he first beat the disease in the late ‘90s; when it returned in 2013, she became his rock once again.
Last August, she announced that she would cancel her high-profile residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas through this spring. Now, rather than gearing up to return to the stage as planned, she’s continuing to put family – including the couple’s three children, René-Charles, 13, and twins Nelson and Eddy, 4 – before fame.
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“Celine isn’t giving work a second thought,” says the insider. “She wants to be with René all the time and keep his spirits up.”
To read the full story on Celine and René, pick up the new issue of ‘Closer Weekly,’ on newsstands now!
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