On February 10, 2023, the living legend of French song Serge Lama was invited to the Victoires de la Musique ceremony to receive his award.
Lately, the 80-year-old singer has struggled to stand upright and can no longer appear in public due to his poor health.
And when he received an invitation to participate in the Victoires de la Musique to pay tribute to him, he could not refuse.
Lama appeared at the ceremony whose honorary president this year was the singer Calogero.
Speaking with tears in his eyes, Calogero announced that his admiration for Serge Lama is endless.
Very moved by these words, the great singer gave a speech that melted the hearts of the public.
He said he is very proud and at the same time very touched to receive a Victory.
The artist announced that he was retiring because his body was getting weak and he couldn’t sing while sitting down.
“My life has passed on the stages since I was eleven years old.
This is the last time I see the public applauding me standing up. From now on, I stop the costs, ”said the great musician.
In interviews with RTL and TF1, Lama explained that he left the stage because of his weakness which was the result of a car accident which had happened in 1960.
It is only his right leg that holds his body throughout his life. And then he wanted to enjoy the life and love of Luana with whom he had been in a relationship for 2000 years.
After the loss of his wife, with whom he had not lived for a long time, in 2021, Serge Lama married the former teacher and tennis player Luana Santonino.