A unique artist. Singer, actress or even writer, Brigitte Fontaine is a jack-of-all-trades. Revealed in the 60s, it has always been in the spotlight. In January 2020, she even released her 19th album, Terre Neuve, consisting of 19 tracks. And this Wednesday, April 20, the singer of 82 is expected on the stage of the Printemps de Bourges for what will perhaps be one of her last concerts. For this great occasion, her husband and longtime partner Areski Belkacem must accompany her on stage, just like other artists such as Philippe Katerine and Béatrice Dalle. Unfortunately, Brigitte Fontaine’s state of health may not allow her to honor her performance.

Indeed, in an interview with the Sunday newspaper on April 17, the artist explained that she was currently experiencing major health concerns. “If this apartment is in this state it is because I am very ill,” she said, opening the door of her home to our colleagues. At the origin of her illness, a fracture of the vertebrae which occurred eight years ago, and which made her suffer “excruciatingly”. Also the victim of severe toothache, she does not know if she will be able to go on stage.

Brigitte Fontaine: “I don’t know if I’ll go to Bourges”

“Until now the pain hasn’t prevented playing, only there it’s too much. So I don’t know if I’ll go to Bourges, it will be a surprise… Suspense!”, Explained the singer in the JDD. Already in 2016, Brigitte Fontaine had been forced to cancel a series of concerts in the cultural space of Centquatre-Paris. Her fans hope that history will not repeat itself and that she will be back on her feet for her big concert this Wednesday in Bourges.

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