It was through a video posted on his Instagram account on Tuesday January 25 that Florent Pagny announced that he was suffering from lung cancer and was forced to cancel all his concerts on his anniversary tour.
“I have just been diagnosed with a tumor in the lung, a cancerous tumor that is not very sympathetic and cannot be operated on.”
The singer clarified that he was entering “a six-month protocol of chemotherapy and of X-rays“. “When all this is over, we meet again, I’ll come and finish what I started, maybe it will be for the 61-year-old tour.” The singer, however, confirmed to his fans that they would see him well. on his coach’s “red armchair” on the show “The Voice”, “in great shape, because we recorded everything before”.
Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in France, according to the National Cancer Institute (source 1). If tobacco is the main risk factor, more and more non-smokers are affected: they now represent 12% of cases, according to a study presented last weekend by French pulmonologists meeting in congress. environmental factors, such as pollution, or professional factors, such as exposure to asbestos, are thus singled out.
lung cancer or lung cancer progresses insidiously, and some patients remain asymptomatic for a long time (without any particular symptoms). From signs to spot: a persistent cough, even with traces of blood, respiratory problems such as shortness of breath, pain in the chest, recurrent bronchitis…