French singer Johnny Hallyday announced on Wednesday night that he was being treated for cancer, but assured that his days were “not in danger”, in a message broadcast on Twitter.
“I was actually screened a few months ago for cancer cells for which I am currently being treated,” he wrote.
“My days are not in danger today,” said the 73-year-old singer. “I’m doing very well and am in good physical shape,” he says.
Johnny Hallyday made the announcement while the magazine Closer says in its issue to appear on Thursday that “Johnny Hallyday, suffering from cancer, is in a very worrying state”.
The health of one of the greatest celebrities of the French song had made media headlines already in 2009. After having been operated in Paris of a herniated disc, he had to be hospitalized in emergency and plunged in an artificial coma to Los Angeles as a result of complications. The singer, who then assured himself of having “brushed aside death”, had been forced to cancel a series of concerts presented as his farewell tour.