On TF1 this Saturday, July 2, we broadcast the documentary Jean-Luc Reichmann, an extraordinary destiny. In this report, Josette, the host’s mother, evoked painful memories linked to her son’s childhood. Apparently, an angioma, a birthmark of the flagship animator of TF1 that his parents tried to get rid of.
Jean-Luc Reichmann: a very difficult childhood
Jean-Luc Reichmann has had an angioma since he was born. Although it is seen to be perfectly in line with this fact currently, it was not always the case. Indeed, during his childhood, his parents were the first to be upset. In the documentary dedicated to the host, Josette her mother tells what they experienced during these periods.
The task took “half of the nose the eyelid and under the eye” explained the mother to start. And faced with this situation, her husband wonders if it will pass or not. “I admit that we had a hard time, I said to myself ‘But all the same it would have to go away’ she continues then. According to Doctors it will go away and you shouldn’t worry about it. Which was not the case according to the memories of Jean-Luc Reichmann. “My mother takes me to the hospital several times to try to look like everyone else” said the host at the time. But what he will live after will be a painful experience.
Even the doctors couldn’t cure him
Doctors will then try everything to eradicate the task of the child’s face. And this, even to the point of inflicting excruciating pain on Jean-Luc Reichmann, who was still only a child at the time. “We try dry ice, it hurts so much” says the host about what he experienced. “There was a crust forming, it was horrible,” he still remembers.
“Once, twice, three times… It’s something that is very very violent” continues the host. Jean-Luc Reichmann couldn’t take it anymore, he said then: “Mom, it hurts too much, I don’t want to go there anymore”. Still shaken by this memory, the complice de Zette affirms that: “In the head of a child it stays forever”. The parents suffered from seeing him badly like that, so they stopped everything.
Jean-Luc Reichmann: the beginning of his exceptional career
If it was like that in the hospital, in theécole things were not so easy for the interpreter of Léo Mattei. This difference made him as stigmatized. “In the playground, there is the small, the fat, the skinny, the redhead, and I was the task” he said. These difficulties, Jean-Luc Reichmann had not mentioned them at home when he returned. Josette remembers it well: “He never complained, he was always very reserved about it”.
When he was a teenager, there was a young girl who rejected him because of his angioma. The facilitator understood that his asset will not be his physique so he used his humor. And this is where Jean-Luc Reichmann’s exceptional career began. “It is perhaps thanks to this difference that I have made seduction my profession,” he said in conclusion.