Singer Christophe during a performance at the Casino de Paris in February 2019. - SADAKA EDMOND / SIPA

Before the coronavirus epidemic, he was scheduled to take the stage of the Grand Rex on April 29 and 30. The singer Christophe was hospitalized and admitted to intensive care because of "respiratory failure" said his entourage on Sunday. According to our colleagues from Paris , the 74-year-old artist tested positive for Covid-19.

In 2019, the composer and performer of Mots bleus released Christophe Etc. , an album in two volumes in which he resumed his greatest successes accompanied by other voices of French song such as Eddy Mitchell or Raphael. Still according to Le Parisien , who quotes one of his collaborators, Christophe was still doing well a few days ago. His tour had been put on hold due to containment measures.

Last September, he also signed the soundtrack for the film Jeanne by Bruno Dumont. On this occasion, 20 Minutes interviewed him: "I believe I am lucky that my audience is as receptive to my experiences", he confided, as he embarked on the project of "one on stage" »Musical.


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