Celine Dion has been devastated by a third family tragedy.

Canadian superstar Celine Dion has suffered a third tragedy in the year that has brought little but bad news.

Dion’s brother-in-law Guy Poirier has been admitted to a care facility after cancer was said to have spread to his lungs, brain and bones.

This will mark the third time cancer has struck the family after the 48-year-old singer lost her husband to the disease and her brother two days later in January this year.

Celine Dion and her sons attend the state funeral service for her husband Rene Angelil with her sons. Image via Getty.

The news was revealed by the singer's sister Claudette in an interview with Echos Verdettes.

"My brother-in-law is at the Maison Adhemar-Dion and he is still conscious," she said.


"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 step-brother."

Poirier is the husband of Dion's sister Liette.

Celine Dion at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. Image via Getty.

Maison Adhemar-Dion is a Quebec-based palliative care unit named after after the singer's father Adhemar.

Adhemar passed away from bone cancer in 2003.

Dion is yet to publicly comment on the tragic news herself.