Daniel Lévi, popular star of French song since the musical The ten Commandments, died on August 6 of colon cancer, the existence of which he never hid. In May 2021, he especially insisted on the importance of being tested on time. A testimony that takes on an even stronger dimension today.
It was in naked stars, a TF1 program specifically designed to raise public awareness about cancer screening. For the occasion, Daniel Lévi had come to tell his own story to the guests around a piano (Camille Lacourt, Christophe Beaugrand, Jeanfi Janssens, Vincent Desagnat, Cartman, Gil Alma and Laurent Maistret). He told how he discovered his cancer and especially how he could have been screened earlier, how he should have been, to limit the damage and increase the hope of recovery.
To look :
“Early diagnosis plays an incredible role in recovery. I was late, suddenly I had a tumor in the colon. And she had time to send little bastards, a little on the lungs and a little on the liver. I still continue to treat what I have left on my lung. And it’s been two years since I’ve had periods when I’m quiet and then I’ve had three or four courses of chemotherapy with all the consequences that entails. It’s not funny…”
“A year before I actually did the tests, I had a warning sign. All day, hell. Stomach pain, vomiting… Then nothing the next day. I thought it was food poisoning… Don’t miss anything!”
These images were posted by TV host Arthur who pays tribute to the singer on Facebook:
Daniel. The last time we saw each other was 2 years ago. You came to testify about your fight against colon cancer in the show Stars à Nu.
You had a little less hair, but your voice, your kindness, your generosity and your faith were still there.
You explained your illness with dignity and insisted on the importance of a test. At the very least, let this terrible news serve us as a lesson.
From the piano bar where we came to visit you 25 years ago to the top of the Ten Commandments, your voice remains etched.
My thoughts go out to your family, with whom I am wholeheartedly in this painful ordeal.
A beautiful tribute that also reminds us of the importance of being tested.