At almost 80 years old, Serge Lama suffered from many health problems. On the air of RTL, the singer announced that he is about to retire after the publication of his latest album.
I’m sick, Adventures in adventures, The little girls of Pigalle, Girl, girl, girl… for almost 60 years, Serge Lama’s songs have rocked many generations. But at the age of 79, the singer made a big decision: to end his career. Visit the waves of RTL this Friday, September 16, Serge Lama announced his retirement to take care of his health. “There comes a time when things stophe confessed, sad but sure of himself. You should know that we are getting old, that my body hurts me a lot, that I have many problems that come with the passage of time. and so you are in it, a moment later you should know how to stop instead of stopping. So I decided it was over. This is my last album.”
The end of this career, which began in 1964 in the theaters of Paris, was a considered option for Serge Lama. But with a heavy heart he had to agree to change his life. “There is something that hurts, but at the same time, it is the respect of the public. I had the opportunity to sing this album already, at almost 80 years old since I was a person of voice, so it is complicated the living as we wereadded the singer on the airwaves of RTL. So now I think it’s good that this is the last round. It’s over, I guess I don’t think about it anymore because it’s over.” When Serge Lama offers his fans one last album, he doesn’t want to meet them in the flesh.
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“There is no tourtold the one who got married in September in the columns of the Parisian. Not that I don’t want to, but I’m afraid. During the last one, I broke my face several times. You should have seen Luana pass out behind me. I’m not saying I won’t do a farewell party in Olympia, but tours are out of my ability.” To our colleagues then, he apparently trusted his failing health. “I am very weak: my left leg is getting worse and worse, and the right one has been carrying my body since the accident fifty-six years ago… It is a fight of many”, he explained. For more than fifty years, Serge Lama suffered because of a road accident that occurred on August 12, 1965, which claimed the life of his bride at the time, the musician Liliane Benelli, used to be 30 years old.
After a nearly sixty-year career, Serge Lama remains a modest man. It’s almost too late. “I really think, no pride: no, can’t remember anything from me, he launched on the set of C à vous a few months ago. Also, we don’t remember most of our times, because everything is moving at such a speed. Brassens will stay because he almost belongs to literature. There are people like that. The generation before us, something will stay because they are literary.” Soon after retiring from the industry, Serge Lama wants to take advantage of his wife. “At my age, it makes sense to retire from business because I’ve done what I need to do with my life and I want to enjoy my family.confessed the singer, who acted. Enjoying this young love I have with a young woman.”