For Laeticia Hallyday, “the hardest thing is to go on living every day without Johnny”

Louise Thewys


On December 20 in Brussels, fans of the rocker will be able to travel in his universe thanks to a tailor-made exhibition created by his wife, Laeticia Hallyday.

Fans of Johnny Hallyday will be delighted. Almost five years after the death of the famous French singer at the age of 74, Laeticia Hallyday continues to pay tribute to her late husband. The mother of Jade (18) and Joy (14) has imagined a life-size exhibition dedicated to the rocker, which can be seen from December 20 in Brussels and then in Paris in January 2024. Lovers of Johnny will be able to contemplate the 3000 mtwo of spaces, arranged in a modern and refined setting, while discovering his private objects, his collection of knives, his teenage room, and even his famous stage wardrobe.

A titanic task far from easy for Khalil Lespert’s partner, which must have collected no less than 32 pieces. “We never got to see Johnny’s costumes up close, not even the details. I worked for 20 years to collect them. We bought costumes because Johnny didn’t keep anything. Since 1995 I keep all his suits. I had to buy the ones from before with the help of Nelly, her dresser”, he confided to the microphone of “Let yourself be tempted” on the RTL broadcast this Sunday.

What’s next after this announcement?

“He is the one who tells us his story”

An immersive adventure that will allow visitors to immerse themselves in the head of the artist and travel through the story of his life. The opportunity to discover or rediscover the artist, but also the man he was, “his sensitivity”, “his fragility” and “his flaws”. “It is he who tells us his story and who speaks. And it is also Jean Reno who will join us on this journey with Johnny. He will be the voiceover, the guide of this exhibition”, revealed Laeticia Hallyday, both “proud” and excited to see this part of the singer’s life again.

What’s next after this announcement?

Before the RTL microphone, the widow also spoke again about the loss of Johnny Hallyday, still difficult to live with. “He seems so far away and yet so close. The hardest thing is to go on living each day without him. Working on projects (…) is also part of this complicated duel, this impossible duel.

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