René Angélil, 72, is currently recovering from surgery to remove a tumor from his throat. Dion’s husband underwent the procedure on December 23. This is not Angélil’s first battle with throat cancer. He was treated for it back in 2001.
Dion’s reps released he following statement:
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. 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.
p>Dion released a statement saying, “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.”
The couple has been married for 19 years and have three sons together.