“I’ve been very amazed all my life about my husband. That’s why I married him,” gushed Celine Dion, who sat down with Good Morning America to share an update on René’s health and to reflect on her Las Vegas show. When asked how her husband was fairing during his second battle with cancer, a strong and confident Celine replied, “He’s doing great. He’s stable.”
Strength has been the Canadian singer’s saving grace during this difficult time for her family, as she’s used it to not only take care of René and their three children, but has channelled it each and every night during her Las Vegas show. She has always credited her strength to her husband.
“To see him, how strong he is, I knew I was his favourite singer, I knew he was the best manager, I knew he was very smart, I knew he was handsome, I knew it all, but when sickness is imposed to you, and they show you on a daily basis how strong they are,” she said, adding, “They respect that there’s no yesterday and there’s no tomorrow; today is the only day that’s important and you make the best of it. I’m amazed by him even more than ever before. I was in love with him the first day, and today I find the strength and I look at him and I learn so much from him.”
The "Power of Love" singer also revealed that her return to the stage in August has helped her handle the stress in her life. “It gives me an opportunity to express myself and release stress … and [then] go back home and not allow my kids and my husband to feel my stress because I’m scared.” While she admits she is “scared for me, I’m scared for him, I’m scared for my children,” the 47-year-old star says that she is able to be the “best mommy and best wife possible” because for an hour and 40 minutes each night she gets to have a good time and share “fun times” with her fans.