In the columns of the magazine Jeux vous aime, published this Thursday, August 26, Jamel Debbouze recounted his reaction when he lost his right arm, following a serious accident.
This Thursday, August 26, Patrick Sébastien unveiled a new issue of his magazine Games love you. In the latter, the former TV host interviewed Jamel Debbouze and asked him about the loss of his right arm. As a reminder, the comedian had an accident at Trappes station on January 17, 1990, and hit a train connecting Paris to Nantes. 14 years old, he had to face the handicap that would accompany him for the rest of his life.
“The first instinct I had when the doctor told me was to ask him to lend me one of the colored pens he has in his pocket because, right away, I am training to start. to write with the left hand “, explained the husband of Mélissa Theuriau, who quickly sought to move forward after the tragedy, instead of moping over his fate. Decided to continue living, even with one arm, Jamel Debbouze did everything to make “this accident a non-subject”.“Since my accident, all I have seen is a bonus, a reprieve”, he said, finally happy to have lost only one limb. This isn’t the first time the 46-year-old actor has spoken about this landmark episode in his life. In the show To the blackboard, broadcast on C8 in 2018, he had told the circumstances of this event.
A youthful “stupidity”
“I went out late when I shouldn’t have gone out late. I found myself on the platform of a train station. I wanted to save some time. I saw the bus go by. And I crossed the rails in the middle of the night without looking, neither to the left nor to the right “, Jamel Debbouze had declared in front of several schoolchildren. “I made a mistake, I did not listen to my parents. And I realized late that it was a mistake not to listen to his parents”, he added, in order to sensitize his young audience.
Jamel Debbouze Jamel Debbouze at the “Charity Football Game 2016” at the Marrakech du Rire festival. The football match brought together celebrities at the Grand Stade in Marrakech and the profits are donated to Moroccan children’s aid associations. Marrakech, June 5, 2016.