A "stroke of fatigue" led Catherine Jacob to the hospital in the middle of the Avignon festival. According to Le Parisien, on Saturday July 15, during the daily performance of her play, the actress appeared tired and with difficulty breathing. Barely off the stage, she was taken care of in the intensive care unit at Duffaut hospital. Catherine Jacob was then transferred to another department where she has been staying for ten days.
With Le Parisien, Monday July 24, Laurent Saury, his agent, is reassuring. "With the temperature, she suffered a slight dehydration, but she is fine," he says. Catherine Jacob has not yet been released from the hospital, but "it shouldn't take long", says the agent. For its part, Acte II, which produces the play, published a press release: “His state of health does not inspire any concern. The actress will soon return to Paris to prepare for her participation in a shoot in early September.
Since July 15, performances have been canceled from day to day of Agathe Royale, a piece tailor-made for the 66-year-old actress by Jean-Benoît Patricot and directed by Christophe Lidon. Performed at the Théâtre des Gémeaux for the Off d'Avignon, a first for Catherine Jacob, the play was well received by the public and the critics.