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JOSEP CARRERAS: 30 YEARS SINCE HIS LEUKAEMIA DIAGNOSIS, 30 YEARS "IMPARABLE"

"He sings, he is good looking and besides he won over death: these three details together make that people adore him" (R. Giménez)



"In 1987 I was offered the filming of La Bohème by Luigi Comencini. (...) I started feeling a bit 'strange' I would say. I had an annoying dental infection, and I thought I would go to the hospital for a check-up to know what was going on, even rushing people examining me because at 2pm the filming would resume. But they say "We are very sorry but you need to stay for today and tomorrow", and so the adventure started. Dr Jean Bernard came to examine me and together with his team they informed me that my diagnosis was acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. I remember very well, it was Monday 13 July." (Josep Carreras)

With these words, Josep Carreras explained how the abrupt, terrible diagnosis interrupted his glorious career in the La Fleur documentary (2013): he was hospitalized in Paris on 13 July 1987, 30 years ago today, …

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