Earlier this year, Celine Dion mourned the loss of her husband, René Angélil, who died after a long fight with cancer. And only two days after that, her brother, Daniel, also succumbed to cancer. Now, several months later, the music icon is reportedly dealing with another family member fighting the disease.
According to WENN.com, Dion’s sister, Claudette, told Echos Vedettes magazine that their sister Liette’s husband, Guy Poirier, is being treated for cancer that has spread to his lungs, brain, and bones. (Celine has 12 brothers and sisters.) Poirier is being treated at the Maison Adhemar-Dion, a palliative care facility named after Dion’s father, who died of bone cancer in 2003.
“My brother-in-law is at the Maison Adhemar-Dion and he is still conscious,” she told the magazine. “My sister (Liette) is with him and she is very strong. People of the Maison are angels and they are taking very good care of our brother-in-law.” The family is asking for any well-wishers to donate to the facility.
Dion is doing her best to jump back into her career and show strength after loss. She has been continuing her Las Vegas residency, touring around the world, and recording new music since her husband’s death. “I feel fulfilled because I was with the best man,” she told the Montreal Gazette. “He gave me so much knowledge. And he gave me three magnificent children and I look at them and I see him every day.”