French rocker Hallyday admitted to hospital with bronchitis
August 28 , 2012
French rock star Johnny Hallyday was admitted into an intensive care unit at a hospital in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Monday for a recurring case of bronchitis.
The hospital in the town of Pointe-a-Pitre gave no further details on the 69-year-old singer’s condition but said he would be transferred to a facility in nearby Martinique for further tests.
French media reports initially claimed that Hallyday was suffering from tachycardia, an abnormally fast heartbeat.
However, his producer issued a statement denying the reports of heart trouble.
Hallyday, who is one of France's most successful musicians, fell sick while on vacation in the island of St Barts following a marathon concert tour.
A self-proclaimed Gallic Elvis, his fans include former President Nicolas Sarkozy.