Gauthier Delomez 4:21 p.m., February 28, 2024

In the discography that made Serge Lama famous, there is the title "Je suis ill", probably the most legendary of his career.

This Wednesday in the show “Pascal Praud et vous”, every day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Europe 1, the artist revealed an anecdote concerning the success of this song.

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More than 50 years after its publication, the title 

I am ill

 is still an essential part of French song.

Guest on the show

Pascal Praud et vous

, its author, Serge Lama, told an anecdote about the origin of the title card.

"The song became a hit the day I put the mic on the floor. And why did I put that mic on the floor? I'll never know. Suddenly, I felt a passage at the end of the song (...) From there, it was madness", he explained on Europe 1. For the artist with a career of almost 60 years, "you also have to know how to give yourself. I know what I'm talking about. You have to give yourself on stage, and in all these songs, I really give myself."