Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Spain 'goes nuclear' on Catalonia

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Civil rights leader Al Sharpton says Trump 'channels' racism

Read more

THE DEBATE

Moment of truth: Spain sets in motion direct rule over Catalonia

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

Must it come down? Market analysts bracing for correction

Read more

FOCUS

Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto to vote on autonomy

Read more

THE POLITICAL BRIEF

France considers tough new laws to crack down on sexual harassment

Read more

ENCORE!

Inside the new Yves Saint Laurent museum in Morocco

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

California: When your home is reduced to ashes

Read more

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

#balancetonporc: Sexual harassment and gender inequality in France

Read more

Culture

Fans sing Hallyday’s hits at vigil

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

  • ENTERTAINMENT

    Hallyday's controversial surgeon assaulted in Paris

    Read more

  • ENTERTAINMENT

    Hallyday faring 'very well', says son

    Read more

  • ENTERTAINMENT

    Hallyday back in induced coma after 'botched' surgery

    Read more

COMMENT(S)