In December 2021, the state of health of actor Pierre Richard had raised many questions. The star of the Grand Blond then took over his Twitter account in order to put an end to certain rumors concerning him. “I would like to say to my fans ‘don’t worry, I just have osteoarthritis of the knee, which condemns me for the moment to walking with a crutch. I was with two, now I am with one, and soon, I won’t have any more,” he said and added: “Obviously, it’s long, but that’s just it.”
The actor, 87 years old at the time, had continued, annoyed: “And here are the scavengers again. After France Sunday, it’s Here who persists in suggesting that I may be doomed. [.. .] If that were true, I wouldn’t have made a movie for eight weeks, the insurance doctor wouldn’t have allowed it.” Already, in September 2021, Pierre Richard had posted a message on his Twitter account claiming that “fake news” had been written against him: “Stunned by the article published in France Dimanche. In response to this ‘fake news’, I want to reassure you, you my faithful and friends, that I’m fine, my problem is only mechanical, osteoarthritis of the knee”
The cult comedian of La Chèvre does not seem to want to retire. Soon, he will star in Guillaume Canet’s new film, Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Empire, in which he plays the role of the druid Getafix. Other film projects are in progress. In 2023, he should appear on the big screen in Léo et moi by Victoria Bedos or even Jeanne du Barry by Maïwenn. Planet invites you to discover it in photos in our slideshow.