Transcript for Celine Dion Cancels Shows to Spend Time With Sick Husband
Now to the surprise announcement from Celine Dion. The superstar singer canceling shows to spend time with her husband who has been ill and to spend time with her family and focus on her own health. ABC's juju Chang has the story. ? Reporter: She's the unstoppable vocal powerhouse hitting every high note as she packs the house at her caesars palace show simply named "Celine" but this morning, superstar songstress, Celine Dion is putting the brakes on her concert residency until further notice and canceling a planned tour of Asia in the fall taking time off to focus on her family's health and well-being. The singer releasing a statement to ABC news saying "I wanted 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 our children." Her husband, Rene angelil is once again battling throat cancer and stepped down as her manager in June. Rene not only means the world to Celine personally but also professionally. He's been with her since the very beginning and they really have gone on this journey throughout their entire lives together. Reporter: And the mother of three is fighting her own throat illness that inflamed her vocal muscles. She hasn't been able to perform since the end of July. ? ? get to you ? Reporter: I sat down with Dion in 2002 during her second stint on the trip. The star candid about balancing career and motherhood. I still love what I do but not at any price. I'm not talking about money. I'm talking about what my family needs. Right. I want to be there for my children. Let's go. Reporter: This morning the singer thanking her fans for their love and support and those fans, of course, hoping Dion's voice will go on. For "Good morning America," juju Chang, ABC news, New York.
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