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Celine Dion describes care for cancer-stricken husband

In this March 15, 2011 file photo, Celine

In this March 15, 2011 file photo, Celine Dion reacts to the audience during her opening night performance at Caesar's Palace, in Las Vegas. Photo Credit: AP / Julie Jacobson

Five-time Grammy Award-winner Céline Dion tearfully told ABC News that she has been caring for her cancer-stricken husband, 73-year-old René Angélil, providing him nourishment through a feeding tube.

"He can't use his mouth, he can't eat, so I feed him," Dion, who turns 47 on Monday, told Deborah Roberts in an interview airing Wednesday night. "He's got a feeding tube. I have to feed him three times a day," she said, her voice breaking. "I do this myself. And so I feed my husband and I feed my kids."

Angélil and Dion, who married in 1994, have three sons: René-Charles, 14, and twins Eddy and Nelson, 4.

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