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French rocker Hallyday admitted to hospital with bronchitis

  • 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.