"I want to die in your arms," singer's husband says

Celine Dion's 73-year-old husband René Angélil is battling throat cancer and his final wish.

Celine Dion and husband, René Angélil

Celine Dion has said her husband wants to 'die in her arms', USA Today reports.

The 'All Coming Back To Me' hitmaker's 73-year-old husband René Angélil is battling throat cancer and his final wish is to be with the singer when he passes away.

She said regarding the conversation between her and her husband: "I'll say, 'You're scared? I understand. Talk to me about it.'

Celine continued: "And René says to me, ''I want to die in your arms.' OK, fine, I'll be there, you'll die in my arms."

However, on his instructions, she has returned to Las Vegas for her residency despite it 'freaking' him out when she's not at home with him.

The pair has been happily married since 1994 while also sharing three children together, Nelson Angelil, Eddy Angelil, and René-Charles Angelil.

She went on:

"Don't forget, he's been the leader of the band all my life. So it [hacks] him off to not see me all day and over here working. But he wants me to do this, do the show, do the interviews. But he freaks when I'm not home with him, too ...

I didn't want to be here at first, I don't need it. Don't get me wrong, I love singing for people, but I have priorities. But René really gave me a gift.

"All my grieving, it was during this last year. I think I've got this. For now.

When it hits me, it's going to hit me. But my biggest job is to tell my husband, we're fine. I'll take care of our kids. You'll watch us from another spot."

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