Celine Dion breaks down in tears as she talks about husband's cancer battle

Celine Dion shed tears as she spoke candidly about her husband René Angélil's difficult battle with throat cancer. The famed singer became understandably emotional as she opened up about taking time off to nurse René, speaking during a heart-wrenching interview with ABC News reporter Deborah Roberts.

"He can't eat, so I feed him," Celine said of her 73-year-old husband and manager. "He's got a feeding tube. I have to feed him three times a day."


Celine Dion was left in tears as she spoke about her husband's cancer battle

The 46-year-old added: "I do this myself. And so I feed my husband and I feed my kids."

Celine and René – who have been married since 1994 – have three sons together; 14-year-old Rene-Charles, and four-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy.

"We are taking it one day at a time," the brave star added. "But we are choosing to live."

Celine took an indefinite leave from her music in August last year to care for René after he was diagnosed with cancer for the second time. He was first diagnosed in 1999, when Celine also took time out to care for him.

The Because You Loved Me singer confirmed last week that she will resume her Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace in late August with a revamped show.

Celine Dion has confirmed she will resume her Las Vegas residency later this year

"It is very emotional for me, and I'm anticipating the emotions to grow even more as the date gets closer," Celine told People magazine of her Vegas return. She said her fans had been a big source of comfort. "It's very touching," she added. "Every night is a new show… I promise there will be high, happy notes."

On 13 August 2014, Celine released a statement to fans confirming she was leaving her Vegas residency to care for her spouse. "I want to devote every ounce of my strength and energy to my husband's healing, and to do so, it's important for me to dedicate this time to him and our children," she said.

"I also want to apologise to all my fans everywhere, for inconveniencing them, and I thank them so much for their love and support."