Brigitte Fontaine to announce shock retirement from music?

Fontaine created a stir on Wednesday when rumors have surfaced that her career was over.

Sad news for Fontaine fans. Speculation had been rife that the French singer best known for her album Prohibition or Le goudron, her hit Prohibition or Le goudron, is about to announce her retirement from music, at age 81, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 22/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a singer isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a singer-songwriter-author just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouBrigitte was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.

“Brigitte Fontaine was unlike any other singer we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouBrigitte”
— @universalObserver, 21 Oct 2020
“I thought Brigitte Fontaine retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 21 Oct 2020

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