After taking time off from her famed Las Vegas show to care for her sick husband, Rene Angelil, Celine Dion is ready to get back into the swing of things. The singer spoke to HollywoodLife.com at the BBMAs about her hubby’s health and returning to the stage!
Our hearts can all go on again, guys! Why? Because our favorite diva, Celine Dion, 47, has announced a long-awaited return to her Las Vegas residency at Caesar’s Palace. HollywoodLife.com caught up with the pop powerhouse at the Billboard Music Awards on May 17, where she told us about coming back to perform and updated us on her husband, Rene Angelil‘s battle with cancer.
Celine Dion On Coming Back To Las Vegas & Husband’s Cancer Battle — Interview
“So I’m coming back on August 27th. It’s the date that we sealed. And if there’s going to be only one person in the theater, it’s going to be [my husband, Rene],” Celine told HollywoodLife.com at the BBMAs. “So don’t look for him that night. He will be there. It’s going to be for him. I want to make sure that he sees me strong again and ready for that road. So I’m excited. I’m excited very much!” Consider us excited too, girl!
While Canadian-born songstress had taken time off so she could care for Rene as he battles his second bout of throat cancer, it was actually Celine’s husband himself who encouraged a comeback — regardless of his health. Aww!
“My husband and my whole family needed me. They still do, but we have decided – and seeing it on a daily basis – he’s working really hard on his health. We know what’s going on. And as a partner, he’s been my husband, my partner, my manager, and the father of my children. Do we come back? Yes, we want to come back,” the 47-year-old said of breaking her showbiz hiatus.
“Because besides our children, this is the best that we’ve done together. So let’s still do it together. He wants me back,” she shared. “He wants me strong. He wants to see me again because I’m his favorite singer. So he wants me out there, and I have to say that I’m ready. It’s hard. But we’re ready.”
We’re ready too, Miss Dion! While we were on the topic — we couldn’t help but ask the “I’m Alive” singer’s thoughts on Britney Spears, 33, Jennifer Lopez, 45, and Mariah Carey, 45, invading her stomping ground with Sin City residencies of their own. Not surprisingly, sweet Celine is all for it!
“I’m excited about Jennifer Lopez coming here and Britney was here,” she raves. “And now Mariah. But it’s so positive. It’s always positive, for all of us!”
HollywoodLifers — what do YOU think about Celine coming back to Vegas after caring for Rene during his cancer battle? Let us know!
— Evan Real, Reporting By Russ Weakland