Johnny Hallyday in drug-induced coma after surgery'French Elvis' in hospital in Los Angeles as family seeks legal advice over original operation in Paris
One of France's favourite rock stars, Johnny Hallyday, was tonight in an induced coma after doctors in the US performed an emergency operation to remove lesions on his back.
The 66-year-old singer, dubbed the "French Elvis", whose ailing health in recent months has held a devoted nation in suspense, was rushed to hospital in Los Angeles yesterday, suffering complications from earlier surgery in Paris. After briefly waking up and opening his eyes "to recognise his wife", he was put back in an artifical coma to aid his recovery, said his producer, Jean-Claude Camus.
Hallyday, a superstar in France who has sold more than 100m records, has seen a gruel
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