Gérard Collomb, 75, announced on September 16, 2022 on Twitter that he had stomach cancer. But the former Minister of the Interior, ill, assures him: he will 'fight against the disease with the same energy' that he had 'put at the service of Lyon' when he was mayor.
This Friday, September 16, 2022, the former mayor of Lyon and ex-Minister of the Interior of Emmanuel Macron, we named Gérard Collomb, took over his Twitter account to announce bad news. The 75-year-old man has indeed declared to have a stomach cancer .
A news that he writes to have learned 'last Monday' . 'I will fight against the disease with the same energy that I had put at the service of Lyon, of our Metropolis when I exercised the functions of Mayor and President' , completed the one who is still a councilor for the city and the metropolis in a succinct Tweet. ' It's a sneaky cancer (...) It's all the more infuriating that I had just returned from vacation, in great shape ! “, he confided to the site Lyon People . For three weeks, Gérard Collomb had difficulty swallowing and recurrent heartburn . The one who was one of the first official supporters of Emmanuel Macron from 2017 but who left his post in the process to become mayor again immediately received many messages of support from the French political class .
Last Monday I learned that I had stomach cancer. I am going to fight against the disease with the same energy that I had put at the service of Lyon, of our Metropolis when I exercised the functions of Mayor and President.— Gérard Collomb (@gerardcollomb) September 16, 2022
This is particularly the case of Grégory Doucet, the current environmentalist mayor of Lyon who beat the septuagenarian in the municipal elections of 2020. 'I sincerely wish to tell you again after our call, receive my fraternal thoughts and my sincere support. Take care of yourself' , he wrote on Twitter. 'With you, dear Gérard Collomb, in this ordeal and this fight against illness. Everyone knows your strength and your courage in the face of adversity' , also declared Yael Braun-Pivet, the president of the National Assembly.
Still very active on the local political scene, Gérard Collomb will be able to count on the unwavering support of the one who has also always supported him in politics: his wife, Caroline Rougé . His second wife, who is from trente ans sa cadette , was a student when she met the one who would later become her husband. She had indeed asked him for her thesis entitled Political generations and the transmission of power and this is how their romance began. Moreover, in an interview given to the Point in 2014, the young woman confessed to having been seduced by the 'culture, sensitivity, intelligence' by Gerard Collomb. Married since 2001, they then had two children: Clémence born in 2006, and Camille born a year later. Renowned for her explosive character, similar to that of her former deputy and senator husband, Caroline Rougé has also had a career in politics. Having become a territorial attaché, she would now be a judge at the administrative court of Paris.Source journaldesfemmes.fr