Céline Dion's Husband René Angélil Recuperating After Second Battle with Throat Cancer

Céline Dion’s husband is recovering from surgery to remove a tumor from his throat.

René Angélil, 72, underwent the successful procedure on Dec. 23, his rep confirmed to PEOPLE.

The music manager was previously diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999, when Dion, 45, briefly retired to help him heal.