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Celine Dion opens up on heartbreak of losing husband to cancer in rare interview 4/20/2017 Hannah Moran

Celine Dion has revealed the heartbreak of losing her husband to cancer for the first time in a rare interview.

The singer’s husband Rene Angelil died of throat cancer at 73 years of age in January 2016.

The 49-year-old Canadian songstress revealed she is still grieving for her husband, whom she was married to for 21 years.

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Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Celine admitted: ‘I think I will probably grieve for the rest of my life.’

Rene was originally diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999, however after successful treatment, he recovered.

In 2013 the cancer returned and by September 2015, Celine revealed that he had been given ‘months to live’.

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When her husband, who was her manager, got sick again, Celine took time away from the spotlight to care for him.

‘I took a year off and I said, “My living well is to be with you, it’s not my career. You are my career, you are my life”, the grieving singer said.

When Rene died, Celine admitted that she believed he didn’t deserve to suffer as he did and she doesn’t see herself moving on with someone else.

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‘He’s the love of my life. It’s very difficult for me to see myself with another person. The love that I have for him, I live it every day,’ the singer said.

The couple have three sons together, Rene-Charles Angelil, aged 16, and twins Eddy and Nelson Angelil, both six years old.

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Rene passed away on 14 January 2016, two days before his 74th birthday.

Celine is returning later this summer to Europe for her first tour following her husband’s death.

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