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French chanteuse Vanessa Paradis has cancelled her scheduled
February 10 show at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center.
According to promoter David Stern’s public relations
representative Daniel Cohen, Paradis’s management notified Stern that the
singer and actress had to be in the United States on the concert’s date for an
important event regarding her film career, forcing her to cancel the show.
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“We’re all in shock,” Cohen told The Jerusalem Post
Sunday, adding that Stern was waiting to receive an official letter from
Paradis regarding the cancellation.
Other sources close to the production speculated that
another reason for cancellation may be political pressure on Paradis not to
appear in Israel, but there was no confirmation of that theory.
singer and actress, and significant other of Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp,
has released 10 albums in her native France and broke out with an international
hit in 1987 at age 14 with “Joe Le Taxi.”
In addition to a successful modeling career, Paradis has
also enjoyed a thriving film career, appearing in over 10 films, most recently
starring in Heartbreaker. Paradis had
been expected to arrive in Israel with Depp - her partner of 12 years - and their two children.