(Paris) French singer Françoise Hardy, followed for several years for the consequences of pharyngeal cancer, is experiencing a “nightmare” and wants to “leave soon and quickly”, according to an interview with Paris Match magazine on Thursday.

The interpreter of Comment te dire adieu, who is due to celebrate her 80th birthday on January 17, 2024, has already declared herself several times in favor of euthanasia in recent years. A bill on end of life must be presented by the French government in February.

To the question “What can we wish for you?” “, the singer responds to Paris Match: “Leaving soon and quickly, without too many challenges, such as the impossibility of breathing. »

Asked by the magazine about her plans, in the last question, Françoise Hardy again blurted out: “Leaving for the other dimension as soon as possible, as quickly and as painlessly as possible. »

“Since my last and recent radiotherapy, I have been doing poorly, because my right eye sees everything very blurry and is painful. My nostril on the same side is blocked all the time,” she explains. “The mouth and back of the throat are even drier. It’s a nightmare,” she continues.

“Because of my deteriorating vision, I can no longer read. I can’t even watch TV anymore, which, when I came across a good film, was the best way to disconnect,” regrets the former partner of Jacques Dutronc, with whom she has a son, the singer Thomas Dutronc.

Françoise Hardy still talks about her mind being “destroyed” by the illness and explains that her “55 radiotherapies” made her lose “the memory of too many things”. She also deplores a “lack of balance”.

The bill “on the French end-of-life model”, Emmanuel Macron’s promise, will be “presented in February”, after a ten-year plan on palliative care, recently announced Agnès Firmin Le Bodo, Minister for Professions health.

On this text, as expected as it is sensitive, the executive has pushed back the deadline several times, to the great dismay of supporters of a change in legislation.

After the citizens’ convention on the end of life, the majority in favor of active assistance in dying, Emmanuel Macron asked his ministers for a bill “before the end of summer” 2023.