Serge Lama is almost 80 years old and suffers from several health problems. On the airwaves of RTL, the singer almost announced his retirement after the release of his latest album.
I’m sick, adventures in adventures, The little women of Pigalle, woman, woman, woman…songs by Serge Lama have been rocking many generations for almost 60 years. But at 79, the singer made a big decision: to end his career. Guest on the waves of RTL This Friday, September 16, Serge Lama announced his retirement to take care of his health. “At some point it will stophe confided sadly but confidently. You should know that as we age, my body makes me suffer a lot, I have many problems that are inherent to the passage of time and there you have it, a moment ago you must know how to stop rather than be stopped. So I decided it was over. It’s my last album.”
Ending this career, which began in Paris theaters in 1964, is a well-considered decision for Serge Lama. But with a heavy heart he had to agree to change his life. “There’s something that hurts, but at the same time it’s the respect of the audience. I had the chance to sing this album when I was almost 80 because I was still a man of the voice, so that’s the way it is.” complicated to live up to what we have beenadded the singer to the RTL airwaves. Now I think it’s good that this is the last round. It’s over now, I guess I won’t think about it anymore because it’s over.” If Serge Lama wants to offer his fans the ultimate album, he’s tired of meeting them in person.
Serge Lama: “I want to enjoy my family a bit”
“There will be no leadershipconfided the one who had married in the columns of Paris last September. It’s not that I don’t want to, but I’m scared. I broke my face several times on the last one. You should have seen Luana pass out behind me. I’m not saying I won’t be throwing a farewell party at the Olympia, but the tours are beyond my ability.” Then with our colleagues he openly confided in his deteriorating health. “I’m too fragile: my left leg is getting worse and the right one has been supporting my body since the accident 56 years ago… It would be one fight too many,” he explained. For more than fifty years, Serge Lama has suffered the consequences of a traffic accident on August 12, 1965, which claimed the life of his fiancé, the then 30-year-old musician Liliane Benelli.
After almost sixty years in the business, Serge Lama remains a very humble man. Almost too much. “I really think, without pride: no, nothing will be remembered of me, He started on the set of C à vous a few months ago. Also, we won’t remember our time anymore because everything is going so fast. Brassens will stay because he is almost part of literature. There will be people like that. The generation before us will stick with something because it was literary.” Serge Lama, who soon retired from the industry, wants to take advantage of his wife. “At my age it makes sense to retire from the business because I’ve done what I’ve had to do in life and I want to enjoy my family a little bit.the singer confided with emotion. I enjoy this young love that I have with a young woman.”