While his autobiography “My best album” appears this week, David Hallyday spoke about the relationship he had with his father Johnny Hallyday.
As part of the promotion of his book entitled “My best album” to be published Thursday, an autobiographical work in which looks back on his childhood and his relationships with his parents Sylvie Vartan and Johnny Hallyday, David Hallyday spoke to the Journal du Sunday.
“There were times in his life when he was under the influence of people who encouraged him to push me aside. And he could have had the weakness to give in to it,” regrets David Hallyday, speaking of his father.
The singer explains in particular that for Johnny Hallyday “the family came after the rest”, but that he always acted “without malice”, since he “deeply loved his children”.
And added: “I ended up telling him what I thought, he seemed embarrassed. To know him well, I understood that it was not really him who had spoken. He was then a man under the influence, it happens.”
Still for the JDD, David Hallyday still blames Taulier’s entourage for having sidelined him at the end of his life. David Hallyday says he feels like he has been robbed of a moment that he will never get back. “My father’s death was stolen from me,” he wrote. “What happened then remains irreparable. We can fix many things, we can forget, but some are like blood diseases, intractable.”
Very conflictual, relations with his former mother-in-law Laeticia have not improved in recent years. Questioned by Laurent Delahousse on Sunday, David Hallyday notably confided that he had not been informed of the recent release of his father’s unpublished material. “But it’s good to continue,” he conceded. He has such an incredible career, I think it’s good to release things and then I say one thing, it’s that as long as it pleases his fans, the people who have followed him from the beginning, I think it’s great.”
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