In his threadbare old overcoat. He went away in winter, in summer. In the chilly early morning. My pal. If everyone knows this tune from Daniel Guichard’s famous song, many of them ignore the demons he fought against. On November 21, the singer celebrates his 74th birthday and has never hidden his fight against alcoholism. An addiction he decided to take charge of and got rid of many years ago.
“I was addicted to whisky-coca and cigarettes, at the rate of 3 or 4 bottles a day and as many packets of Gitanes… there is always a reason for events”, he confessed a few years ago. year. Before completing: “There are two options: either you spend your time fucking with everyone, or you drink to forget. But hey, it’s been over for thirty yearsall that”, had then confided the singer-songwriter and French producer in an interview with Here Paris.
A decisive test in the construction of the man he is today: “Things happened as they had to happen. And if they had happened otherwise, I would not be where I am, nor who I am”.
On November 13, in a video broadcast on YouTube in the program “Les Incorruptibles”, the interpreter of Tenderness confided “to have registered in a shooting club”. On the set of TPMP, he confirmed his way of seeing things: “We are not going to systematically say to ourselves that we are in a world of Care Bears. (….). If someone goes through the wall of my house to hurt the best, I would end up in prison but he would never go through the wall again”.