On July 8, 2017, Sheila discovered the unthinkable: the death of her only son, Ludovic Chancel, at the age of 42. An overdose took away their child, how to survive such a tragedy? On the pages of the magazine Galathe singer promoting her compilation The Best of 60th Birthday and is on tour agrees to address this painful issue. Born on April 7, 1975, he is the result of her relationship with singer Ringo (real name Guy Bayle), whom she married on February 13, 1973. With openness and humility, she returns to the child he was and his ability to overcome tragedy while learning to live with it.
For those who might have been surprised to know that Sheila was singing a month after her son’s sudden disappearance, the singer explains it quite simply: “It held me“Which doesn’t mean she’s recovered, quite the opposite, but the music has certainly eased her immense grief.I can’t get over itShe also made a momentous decision:For the first time in my life I saw a shrink. It felt good to talk, even if it didn’t solve anything. I know that if I don’t say something stupid, Ludo will sit next to me and listen.“
My son made his choices, he lived his life
Ludovic is with her all the time. Of him she will say that he “a heart on legs“,a”love of children“. According to the interpreter from School is over, he was “rolled in flour“Because he was too nice and fell on the wrong people. Adding to his bad manners are the drugs and his whirlwind he couldn’t get out of. As a mother, Sheila was obviously suffering from an enormous sense of guilt, but a doctor offered him a different vision of the situation: “He explained to me that there was nothing I could do. That I did my job of raising him until he was 20 and that I was no longer responsible for his actions, his connections. My son made his choices, he lived his life. Mine is to live with it, even if it’s unbearable.“
Sheila must move on and try to figure out why she left.an adorable boy who plays guitar like Thomas Dutronc“. Singing on stage allows her to overcome the pain, she who dedicated a song, striding horseon his disk come from somewhere else. His beloved son, who has been in a long-term relationship with the controversial Sylvie Ortega Munos, leaves behind a daughter, Tara Rose, who was born in 2001.
You can find the full interview in the magazine Gala from October 6, 2022