Celine Dion is a legendary singer known for her powerful ballads like “My Heart Will Go On,” but this year she has been going through some very difficult times.
The singer’s husband of 21 years, Rene Angelil, is currently fighting for his life against throat cancer, and knowing that this could be his last Christmas on Earth, Dion has issued a desperate call to her fans to pray for him. According to Q Political, Dion and her family are doing everything they can to pray for Angelil, and are hoping that doctors will soon tell them how much time he has left.
“We have asked [doctors] many times, how long does he have, three weeks, three months? René wants to know,” Dion told Fox News in August. “But they say they don’t know.”
At her husband’s insistence, Dion has been performing at Las Vegas’s Caesars Palace since August, but she is set to spend Christmas with him and their three young children.
Recently, Dion performed an emotional version of Roberta Flack’s 1969 song, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” as a tribute to her husband, with home videos of him and her family playing on a screen behind her. That performance can be seen in the video below.
We’ll be praying for you and your family, Celine!