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Paris: British actress and singer Jane Birkin, 74, who suffered a minor stroke last week, has canceled all her commitments until the end of the current year in order to rest, according to a statement from her family received by AFP on Tuesday from her business manager.
In its statement, the family explained that “Jane Birkin’s doctors” advised, after her stroke, that she “rest until the end of the year in order to return to her audience in 2022.” The statement added that “all its activities (including three concerts that she was supposed to perform in Paris between September 18-20) have therefore been postponed to a later date.”
It was previously announced that Birkin had canceled her participation in the American Film Festival in Deauville.
Birkin’s relatives confirmed Monday that she is in good shape, saying she “can’t wait to see her fans again.”
The artist was expected to participate in a panel discussion at the Deauville Festival and another at the Sneh Rancontre Festival in Cotantin about the documentary “Jane” centered on her career, prepared by her daughter, Charlotte Gainsbourg, which was shown at Cannes in July.
Jane Birkin, born in London on December 14, 1946, is one of the most famous British artists in France, and her name remains associated with Gansburg and his songs in the sixties and seventies.
“When I see the French listening to these 40-year-old songs, I realize that they are part of their history, but also part of my own story,” the artist wrote in her 2018 memoir, Monkey Dairies.
In her memoirs, she revealed that she had long suffered from leukemia, which she was diagnosed with in the late 1990s.
Birkin has appeared in good health during her recent looks, including at the Cannes Festival in July or the Francovoli music festival in La Rochelle (southwest of France) in the same month.