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Ginette Reno in hospital following an illness

Ginette Reno in hospital following an illness
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Quebec singer Ginette Reno announced over the weekend that she was hospitalized because of illness.

Reno was taken to hospital after fainting on Thursday. Since then, she says, she endured symptoms of what she called "a very rare heart condition." She did not elaborate on her condition.

“A word to tell you that I was hospitalized at the Pierre Boucher Hospital following an illness. I am currently undergoing a series of tests to try to understand what happened. They take good care of me. I feel in good hands.”

The Quebec icon was admitted to Pierre-Boucher Hospital in Longueuil, where she says she'll remain until she's "fully on [her] feet and in good health."

"I just woke up to a new vision, a new understanding," she said. "I finally understood that each of us has a different fight, but it's almost always the same fight. I'm not alone anymore and I never will be."

"We are all linked to each other by this cord of love that exists within each of us."

Thousands of comments have since been posted on her Facebook page with wishes for a speedy recovery.

The legendary musician, composer, author and actress is one of the greatest artists to be born right here in Quebec. Ginette Reno was 16 when she released her first song, titled “J’aime Guy” which quickly became popular. Ever since she has released 40 albums and countless compilations over a span of 4 decades. She was the recipient of the Juno Award in 1972 and 1973 for “Outstanding Performance”.  In 1999, she earned herself the “Governor General’s Performing Arts Award” for lifetime achievement. She was inducted in Canada’s “Walk of Fame” in 2000 and in 2004 she was knighted with the “National Order of Quebec”.

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