Céline Dion’s husband René Angélil is recovering from surgery.
On December 23, 2013, Angélil had surgery to remove a tumor from his throat. The surgery was a success and he has been recovering ever since.
Representatives for Dion spoke to E! Online, saying, “Putting to rest rumours that have been circulating these past few weeks, Rene Angelil’s office confirmed today that he has been recovering at home in Las Vegas following surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from his throat on December 23rd. The procedure was successful and Mr. Angelil was released from hospital a few days following the surgery.” The representative added, “During his recovery, Mr. Angelil has decided to take a short hiatus from his normal work schedule, and concentrate on rebuilding his strength through proper rest and nutrition.”
Angélil spent a few days in the hospital before being released to recover at home in Las Vegas.
Since his surgery, Dion has been juggling between taking care of her husband of almost 20 years and her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Dion’s residency began in 2011 and has recently extended her contract to 2019.
Right now the couple does not want to do any interviews and hopes the media will respect their privacy.
Dion herself also released a statement regarding the health and recovery of her husband. “I don’t want René to stress out with work-related issues. I want him to focus on getting back to 100 percent. I’ve been doing my shows at the Colosseum and everything’s under control. At home we’ve been spending a lot of quality time with the family. We feel very fortunate that we’ve been able to get the best care possible and we thank God every day for helping us to get through this ordeal.”
Angélil previously battled throat cancer and was treated for it in 2001.
Image via Celine Dion, Twitter.