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Fans sing Hallyday’s hits at vigil

Video by Karim HAKIKI

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-12-14

Since French rocker Johnny Hallyday was taken to hospital in Los Angeles on Monday, the most loyal among his fans have been gathering in Boulogne-sur-Mer – a city in northern France – for vigils to demonstrate their concern for the star.

Johnny Hallyday’s legions of French fans are increasingly worried about the legendary rock star’s health. Since he was rushed to hospital in Los Angeles on Monday, the most loyal among them have been gathering in Boulogne-sur-Mer – a city in northern France – for vigils to demonstrate their concern for the star.

One of the fans – nicknamed Tennessee in honour of the rocker’s hit song – explains to FRANCE 24 that is trying to remain positive as Hallyday has come through health scares before. But this time, he thinks it’s serious. “He’s shy, you know,” Tennessee observed. “But recently on his face you could see he was in discomfort.”

“I’m worried,” another fan named Marie said. “We don’t really know how he’s doing, how he’s going to come back from this, if he’ll ever be on stage again.”

These vigils are by no means quiet and sober affairs, they are marked by singing and dancing – Hallyday’s hits are, of course, the music of choice.
 

Date created : 2009-12-13

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