Celine Dion’s cancer heartbreak

International pop star Celine Dion broke down in tears as she talked about her husband’s battle with throat cancer.

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Celine Dion and husband Rene Angelil pose for photos after being decorated with the Order of Canada in Quebec City on July 26, 2013.

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Dion, who took a year off from performing to take care of 73-year-old René Angélil, revealed in an exclusive interview with ABC News that she has to feed her husband of 21 years via a tube.

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“He can’t eat so I feed him,” Dion told reporter Deborah Roberts.

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“He’s got a feeding tube. I have to feed him three times a day.”

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A very frail looking Angélil was pictured with his wife outside the interview venue. He was first diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999.

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Last year, Dion left her Las Vegas residency to be by her husband’s side.

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“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 to our children,” she said in a statement.

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

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She has since confirmed that she will be returning to her Vegas residency in August.