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At 76, Sheila, all smiles, takes a big step

More sublime than ever, at over 75, Sheila impresses her fans with an impressive split. It seems that the singer has recovered from her nasty fall on the bike, which occurred at the end of 2021. Despite the operation and the death of her only son, who still weighs on her, she keeps smiling.

Icon of the yéyé period, Sheila recorded the greatest number of hits between 1963 and 1982. The singer became known beyond the French borders.

His first big success was then “The school is over”. A title which has reached more than 25,000 sales and which has dethroned those of Johnny Hallyday and Claude François.

Beginning her singing career as a teenager, she is now one of the few singers who have been able to celebrate their 60-year career. Even her accident failed to hinder Sheila’s prestigious career.

French singer Sheila attends an interview at the French Consulate in New York on February 28, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images


At over 75, Annie Chancel, her real name, is a sporty woman who keeps in great shape. Cycling is also one of the sports that the interpreter of “Spacer” practices from time to time.

At the end of 2021, during a ride, the star of the 60s unfortunately had an accident. A fall that earned him an operation. The singer confided, on January 5, 2022, on her Instagram account:

“Hello everyone, I hope that the holidays and the beginning of the year have passed in joy and good humor, surrounded by those you love. For me, you know me, the end of the year was turbulent. A little bike ride, a stupid fall, and disaster… Crack in the neck of the femur! Operation last Sunday, start of the Rock’n’roll year.”

In passing, she had thanked the nursing staff of the Pitié Salpêtrière hospital who took great care of her. However, she had also warned her fans of the postponement of her concert at the Teste de Buch. Scheduled for January 22, it had indeed been postponed to April 2, 2022, while Sheila recovers from her injury.

A symbolic year for the famous singer, 2022 actually marks her 60th birthday on the stage. Although the year started badly, she has visibly regained her strength and is still smiling.

Recently, the famous woman shared a snapshot on the social network, showing the world that “age is just a number”.

Singer Sheila is photographed for Paris Match on June 30, 2020 in Paris.  |  Photo: Getty Images

Singer Sheila is photographed for Paris Match on June 30, 2020 in Paris. | Photo: Getty Images

Her nasty fall was just a “bad memory,” as one of her fans wrote in the comments to her Instagram post.

Also read: Sheila’s son Ludovic ‘stayed at her doorstep for hours’ to show her his granddaughter: Tara-Rose’s life now


Born on August 16, 1945, Sheila is celebrating her 77th birthday in 2022. Dazzling and beautiful for her age, the interpreter of “You friends” is also preparing the famous tour of her 60-year career. No precise date for the moment, but it will in any case be planned for the month of November.

Sheila singer.  |  Photo: Getty Images

Sheila singer. | Photo: Getty Images

In preparation for the reunion with the fans, the star of the yéyés therefore resumed the sport with his coach Véronique Bonhomme. On the program, bodybuilding exercises for a few weeks. Certainly in the middle of a warm-up, Tara-Rose’s grandmother shared a photo of her impressive split.

“While some are on vacation…! I left for a 3-week training session… You have to prepare slowly but surely…”

she captioned the photo she shared on Instagram on August 2, 2022.

Even young, not everyone is lucky enough to be able to take up such a challenge. We can only be impressed with such a performance on his part. This was precisely the case of the thousands of subscribers who liked the post of the famous woman.

“What health!”, “Magnificent and beautiful example”, “Incredible what flexibility, I sign to be so in the future”,

can we read in the comments. More radiant than ever, the glitches at the start of the year, as well as the disappearance of her son, do not seem to have brought down the singer.

Tara-Rose’s father passed away shortly before his birthday in 2017, leaving his family behind. A tragic event that had changed Sheila’s life.

Read also: Ringo, “non-existent” father for Ludovic, let Sheila bury the body of his only son alone


Four years ago, in July 2017, the interpreter of “To love before dying” had lost his only son, Ludovic Chancel. The man had succumbed to a drug overdose.

Invited on the set of “8:30 p.m. on Sunday”, March 28, 2021, Sheila agreed to talk about the death of her son. A sad story that she transcribed on her song “Cheval d’Ambre”.

“…we are not responsible for the life of someone who is 40, but still. I wanted to make this song so that we leave him in the light and stop talking about his dramas, about what he wrote, didn’t write, did or didn’t do. I want Ludo to be at the top… He’s actually a heart on his feet, that’s what led him, I believe, to these excesses…”

she delivered during her interview.

Despite her strength of spirit, the fateful date will remain forever in the memory of the “mother like the others”. Moreover, from time to time, Ludovic’s mother does not fail to share souvenir photos of her late son.

This was precisely the case, on April 7, 2021, where she posted a photo of her and Ludovic as a teenager.

“You’ll never leave me…” she captioned the child she had with Ringo. For information, the singer accuses the latter of being the cause of their son’s problems.

Indeed, she had admitted that she was angry with him for his absence. And not that, she had kept nightmarish memories of their marriage. The page turned, Sheila continues to move forward in life.

Following an irreproachable lifestyle, the singer is not ready to give up. Her fans are also waiting for the famous anniversary tour where she will perform her most beautiful songs.

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