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Jean-Luc Reichmann: Coma, wheelchair, “skeleton with bandages” … the aftermath of his accident

When you see him jumping with happiness on his shows, laughing out loud or joking with his guests, it’s hard to believe he’s been through so much. But that’s probably why he loves life so much… because he almost lost it on the road. In 1984, Jean-Luc Reichmann was the victim of a terrible motorcycle accident. The story took place almost 40 years ago, but the memories remain very vivid for the show’s host The twelve strokes of noon.

I heard a guy say, “He’s dead…”

I’m driving at 90, 100. Someone of a certain age had a heart attack in a vehicle on the front lane and mowed me downsays Jean-Luc Reichmann in the columns of the magazine Cine Télé Revue. A frontal impact at 200 km/h. The tank of the bike went into my stomach, my spleen exploded, the hood of the car severed my left arm. And I heard a guy say, ‘He’s dead.“Following this misadventure, Nathalie Lecoultre’s companion remained in a coma for months. Once he woke up, he found himself in a wheelchair.

Today, at over 60, I still have pain

This appalling time, her mother also remembers it as if it were yesterday. “Looked like a skeleton with bandages all over” she says, shivers down her spine. Impossible to imagine The Z’amours, WATCH YOUR STEP or the series Léo Matteï, Minors Brigade without him. Fortunately, the presenter and comedian got away with it after undergoing multiple operations. “Wounds are open wounds foreverhe adds. Today, at over 60, I still have pain.” In June 2022, Jean-Luc Reichmann celebrates the 12th anniversary of his show The twelve strokes of noon, broadcast daily on TF1. Lunch breaks would, it must be admitted, be much less sunny without her sweetness and her presence…

Find the interview of Jean-Luc Reichmann in the magazine Cine TV Review, from Thursday, June 30, 2022.

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