Singer Kendji Girac, from the gypsy community, was found shot in the chest in a Traveler reception area in Biscarrosse on Monday morning.

The circumstances of the case still remain a mystery: the singer Kendji Girac was shot last night at a traveler reception area, then transported to Bordeaux hospital, with a “serious wound” in his neck. chest, according to the first elements of the investigation detailed by AFP. His vital prognosis was then in jeopardy, but the singer now seems out of danger. Since the revelation of the affair this Monday, April 22 in the morning, there have been numerous reactions on social networks and in the media.

Questioned on BFMTV, Payou Baptiste, president of the southern gypsy community, reacted in particular to the reassuring news on the state of health of Kendji Girac, coming from the Bordeaux hospital. “We are delighted that he is out of danger,” he declared, before recalling the importance of the 27-year-old artist for the gypsy community, in which he grew up and still lives today: “Kendji Girac is still the sun. He is someone who brings us the joy of living, who brings us a lot in relation to everything that is happening in the world of the gypsy community. Kendji is someone adorable who fights every day for our community. That’s why we are very sad about what has just happened to him.”

The one who made himself known in 2014 by winning the third season of The Voice, on TF1, has always expressed his pride in belonging to the gypsy community, which he highlights on stage and in his songs. Which contributed to its great popularity in France. “It’s something tragic because unfortunately he’s going to step away from the stage for a while. We’re going to miss him a lot,” recognizes Payou Baptiste. “Kendji Girac, he was the phenomenon […]. He was someone who was close to us. He is always available, he is always there to help us. A boy like that no longer exists, it’s honey Kendji Girac. He has to come back quickly because there are lots of people in the community who are crying for what has just happened.”