WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Canadian songstress Celine Dion has given birth to premature but healthy twin boys at a Florida hospital.
A statement released from St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., says the pop diva delivered the boys Saturday afternoon.
The hospital says one boy weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces, while the other weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces.
Dion's husband Rene Angelil, 68, expressed his joy at a press conference a few hours after the births.
"I did cut the cords, both cords ... it's a great feeling," said a beaming Angelil.
"I hope to provide to them all the love that I can for as long as I can."
Dion's obstetrician Ronald Ackerman said the singer and her husband were two of "the most caring and kind individuals" that the hospital has cared for.
He added that the twins, though healthy, would spend the next few days in an incubator because they were born early.
He also said both baby boys were born with a good amount of hair.
Quebec-born Dion is thought to be in good health as well.
She was hospitalized earlier this week after displaying signs of early child birth. She was in her 35th week of pregnancy and was due to deliver in November.
Dion and Angelil are already the parents of 9-year-old Rene Charles.
The couple has tried for years to have more children. Dion's yet unnamed twin boys come after the superstar singer went through several rounds of fertility treatment and even suffered the loss of a pregnancy in 2009.
In an interview earlier this year, Dion said she hoped that by publicly sharing her struggle, she could help others.
"If I help people through my voice, through my interviews, through what I go through, I do not want to change that at all," she said. "I think it's making a difference."
Dion, a five-time Grammy winner who has sold tens of millions of albums, announced earlier this year that she would be returning to Las Vegas for a three-year run at Caesar's Palace. She had a hugely successful five-year run in Las Vegas that ended in 2007.
— with files from the Associated Press.
Congrats to the proud parents!.