Céline Dion opened up about her husband’s struggle with throat cancer and couldn’t hold back the tears, despite her best efforts.
During an ABC News interview, Dion revealed that she has to feed her husband, René Angélil, through a feeding tube three times a day.
“He can’t eat, so I feed him,” Dion told ABC reporter, Deborah Roberts, between tears. “I have to feed him three times a day… I do this myself.”
She may be a powerhouse diva on the stage, but at home Dion is a wife and mom, explaining during the interview about her husband’s long road to recovery and her decision to put performing on hold.
“We are taking life one day at a time,” Dion said. “We are choosing to live.”
Dion has postponed her Las Vegas performances at Caesars Palace indefinitely while she cares for her husband, and it sounds like the hotel has been supporting her time with her family.
Though the singer is under contract and will eventually be heading back to the Las Vegas stage at The Colosseum, Us Weekly confirmed that there are no set performances or scheduled appearances planned just yet.
The outlet received a statement from Caesars Entertainment that said the hotel is “prepared to welcome Céline Dion back to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace as soon as she is ready to return.”
“The fans, they know that I’m an open book,” Dion said during the interview. “I sing. That’s the only thing I know.”
Dion and Angélil married in 1994 and have three sons together.
Angélil has had a long battle with cancer. He was first diagnosed in 1999. More recently, he had a tumor removed from his throat in December 2013, also according to Us Weekly.
Watch the first clip from Dion’s emotional interview below.
The full interview will air this Wednesday on Good Morning America at 7 a.m.