Luxembourg: France Gall recovers from hospitalisation

by Fiona Galliford 1,000 views

The legendary French singer France Gall, who won the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest for Luxembourg with Poupée de cire, poupée de son, is recovering from a recent hospitalisation.

Born Isabelle Geneviève Marie Anne Gall in 1947, France Gall has enjoyed a musical career spanning over three decades. Gall is also known for her tireless work with humanitarian charities in the 1980’s.

However Gall, who was admitted to hospital at the beginning of this month, was released from hospital today (Thursday 11 February) and is said to be completely restored following intensive medical treatment for issues relating to the lungs and kidneys.

The songs of France Gall and her late husband Michel Berger are presently being showcased in the musical Resiste. The show launched in Paris on 4 November 2015, with many more dates to come across France. Resiste is written by France Gall herself in association with Bruck Dawit and more information can be found via the official website.

Watch France Gall’s Eurovision Song Contest winning entry Poupée de cire, poupée de son, which triumphed at the Naples-hosted Contest of 1965, beating Kathy Kirby of the United Kingdom into second place.

Check out the wonderful back catalogue of France Gall via Spotify.

Stay tuned to ESCToday for the latest news on France Gall, Luxembourg, France, and the Eurovision Song Contest!