“The war is over, Laeticia”: these tragic words which still resonate for the wife of Johnny Hallyday

“The war is over, Laeticia”: these tragic words which still resonate for the wife of Johnny Hallyday
“The war is over, Laeticia”: these tragic words which still resonate for the wife of Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday died on December 5, 2017 at the age of 74. More than six years after his disappearancejournalist Anne-Sophie Jahn unveiled the book “Johnny’s last days”. This traces the fight of Laeticia Hallyday’s husband against illness.

Diagnosed with lung tumor in October 2016, Johnny Hallyday decided to fight to get out of it. When the chemotherapy had stopped working, the Taulier had agreed to “try cementoplasty”, as reported Paris Matchwho revealed certain passages from the work exclusively.

Laeticia Hallyday refused to accept the doctors’ diagnosis

On the night of November 12 to 13, 2017, health status by Johnny Hallyday is deteriorating. “He can no longer breathe, but refuses to go to the hospital” indicates Anne-Sophie Jahn. Determined that he be taken care of, Laeticia Hallyday took him herself by car to the Bizet clinic in Paris.

Once there, the doctors “ask to speak to her alone”. They then announce to him the terrible diagnosis : “The war is over, Laeticia (…) You must accept that he is going to leave”. Faced with this announcement, the mother of Jade and Joy refuses to accept the situation. While she initially rejects the idea of ​​warning her husband’s children, she ends up sending them a message. “David and Laura will arrive accompanied by their mothers. They know now that their father is going to die” underlines the work.

Johnny Hallyday’s wife stood by his side until the end

During Johnny Hallyday’s last months, his wife wanted to support him and respect his choices. Very quickly, she filtered visits, going so far as to forbid his two eldest children from visiting him when he wanted to be quiet. “She alone decides who is authorized to take the last breaths of ‘her man’” relates Anne-Sophie Jahn, in her book.

An attitude that would have allowed Laeticia Hallyday “to keep bad people away” according to Sébastien Farran, the rocker’s last manager. In the columns of the magazine Point, he recently spoke about the 49-year-old woman. According to him, throughout the illness she managed to “preserve a hyper-family atmosphere, even on the evening he died”. Enough to allow her husband to leave as calmly as possible.

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