Julio Iglesias pulls contacts to stop the tributes for his 80th birthday: neither parties nor specials

The Spanish artist turns 80 on September 23 and the channels are already preparing specials about his life and career to pay homage to the great singer. However, none of them had the reluctance of the protagonist. Julio Iglesias It does not want recognition and has contacted Sony professionals to stop the programs offered to Movistar + and Netflix. TVE and Telecinco, however, continue with their plans.

The Fuencarral chain has already launched the first promos of a documentary, produced by Mandarina, in which they review the eight decades of Isabel Preysler’s first husband and which includes interviews with the impersonator Carlos Latre, the choreographer Poty and even the former president of the Government José María Aznar, who defines the singer as “deeply Spanish”.

The public, for its part, has prepared a special (produced by Beta Films) in which the singer’s own children participate, specifically the two eldest, Chábeli and Julio José, as well as other prominent figures from the world of culture and music. .

Two specials that could upset Julio Iglesias, who has expressed his reluctance to create and broadcast this type of format. According to ECDthe interpreter of Hey He has contacted Sony artists to ask them not to intervene in these spaces and has managed to stop the marketing of a biopic about his life that the production company Weekend Studios had offered to TVE and Movistar+.

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The singer has lived away from the spotlight for years between his residences in Miami, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. Rumors about his fragile state of health have been insistent and his mobility and even his cognitive abilities have been questioned, something that he denied with much disgust on several occasions. The last one, last May: “I am very concerned about everything caused by having chosen a little time of solitude. In a rude way for those who have made me doubt my health, I would tell them that I am DPM [De Puta Madre]. But for the people who truly love me for so many years, tell them that I have never had a clearer mind, writing my memoirs, and I thank you with all my soul for your always love.”

In fact, Pilar Eyre pointed out at the time that Julio Iglesias’ intention was to celebrate this important date (his 80th birthday) onstage and assured that he could be the artist who inaugurated the new Santiago Bernabéu stadium, a nod to the team with which who played as a professional goalkeeper before suffering the terrible traffic accident that took him away from the fields.