Jane Birkin to skip French movie pageant after ‘minor’ stroke

Jane Birkin to skip French movie pageant after ‘minor’ stroke


British actress and singer Jane Birkin has cancelled her look on the American Movie Competition in Deauville, France, as she recovers from a stroke, her household stated Monday.

The 74-year-old former accomplice and muse of French crooner Serge Gainsbourg “suffered a minor type of stroke a couple of days in the past,” the household stated in an announcement to AFP.

“She is doing properly,” the assertion added.

Birkin was to debate “Jane,” a documentary about her by her daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg that was introduced in Cannes in July, on the Deauville pageant that opened Friday.

Born on December 14, 1946 in London, Birkin has lengthy been one among France’s favorite English performers and stays indelibly related to Gainsbourg and his moody melodies from the 1960s and 70s.

“Once I see the French listening to those outdated songs from 40 years in the past, I realise they’re a part of their historical past, however they’re additionally a part of mine,” she wrote in her 2018 memoir “Munkey Diaries.” 

The e book additionally revealed that Birken fought a protracted battle with leukemia that first developed within the late 1990s.

She had appeared in good well being throughout current public appearances, together with at this 12 months’s Cannes movie pageant, or on stage throughout the Francofolies music pageant in La Rochelle in July.



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