he talks about his violent motorcycle accident

An exclusive documentary about the host

As if to thank him for his good and loyal service, TF1 reserves a fine tribute to Jean-Luc Reichmann. On July 2, the channel will broadcast a new documentary dedicated to him. IN Jean-Luc Reichmann, an extraordinary fate, fans will be able to discover the story of the French favorite animator. In this work, he does not hesitate to open up to the viewers. He tells about his life, and especially looks back on his childhood.

He mentions, for example, the harassment he is subjected to when he is in school, due to his wine stain on his face. This painful childhood, marked by criticism, he does not hesitate to approach in certain interviews.

When he grows up, however, he manages to forget his insults, or to use them as an engine to move on in life. ” I overcame this trauma through humor and the love of my family. I believe today that it is our small differences that will make the difference, we need to do something positive about it“.

But the documentary will also be an opportunity for him to talk about another significant event in his life. Some of you may not know it, but he was in a terrible motorcycle accident almost 40 years ago..

A serious motorcycle accident in 1984

Jean-Luc Reichmann is 24 years old. He is a fan of motorcycles and does not hesitate to get on his race car to travel on the roads of France. But one day, he is violently hit by a man in a car. To save his life, doctors must chain surgeries. He stays in the hospital for a year.

It seems hard to believe as the host seems to be doing very well today. Even better, it does not seem to carry any successors. However, this is not entirely accurate. In 2017, he particularly revealed a visible scar on his left forearm. If he decides to show this scar, it is to create attention among the youngest. Life is not a video game: on the roads we have only one life.

I’m going to do something, I had a motorcycle accident and I was in a T-shirt too. So I want to show you … It’s a little weird, I’ve never done that in my life … It’s to prove that you have to be careful, for the kids … It’s my arm, I’ve never shown it in my life, but for the safety of the children, I’ll show it. »

A match for Jean-Luc Reichmann

In the columns on Here.fr, he returns to this awful moment of living. But it is with pride that he announces that he has managed to get out of it. If we’re talking about a fight, he’s considering winning his:

I experienced it as a struggle, to fight and keep hoping. When my mother says I have never complained a single time, I have never realized it. I knew I had nothing to complain about but winning this match. But like hundreds of thousands of French people battling disease and the plagues of everyday life, it really was a battle, and somewhere I won it. »

More than one victory since this accident does not prevent him from continuing the bike. As proof, he has just returned from a road trip with his partner, Nathalie Lecoultre, in the United States. It was on a motorcycle that lovers discovered the country. A trip that went perfectly. To reassure his mother, he still wanted to keep her informed as much as possible: “I tried to call and write to him. It went really well!“.

His accident, however, is not his worst memory. The latter is linked to his television career. It’s actually Christian Quesada’s participation in the 12-dinner shots. Or how the dream turned into a nightmare for the animator. ” I’m already said that. That’s my worst memory“, he told Télé-Loisirs. “I’m not going to write pages on it, we should not be touts. When we were so wrong … A little respect for avoiding making a buzz about someone who is not worth it at all“.


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