Rene Angelil recovering after December surgery

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Putting to rest rumours that have been circulating these past few weeks, Rene Angelil's office confirmed today that he has been recovering at home in Las Vegas following surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from his throat on December 23rd. The procedure was successful and Mr. Angelil was released from hospital a few days following the surgery.

During his recovery, Mr. Angelil has decided to take a short hiatus from his normal work schedule, and concentrate on rebuilding his strength through proper rest and nutrition.

"I don't want René to stress out with work-related issues," said Celine. "I want him to focus on getting back to 100%. I've been doing my shows at the Colosseum and everything's under control. At home we've been spending a lot of quality time with the family. We feel very fortunate that we've been able to get the best care possible and we thank God every day for helping us to get through this ordeal."

The Angelil couple does not wish to make any further comments at this time, and requests that the press respect their wishes.

SOURCE Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.

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