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French singer Hallyday hospitalized for bronchitis

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 file photo, French singer Johnny Hallyday arrives at the Cannes festival palace, to take part in the NRJ Music awards ceremony, in Cannes, southeastern France. Hallyday, the French entertainer famed for his Elvis-like style and gravelly voice, was hospitalized for a severe case of bronchitis in Guadeloupe, his producer said Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 file photo, French singer Johnny Hallyday arrives at the Cannes festival palace, to take part in the NRJ Music awards ceremony, in Cannes, southeastern France. Hallyday, the French entertainer famed for his Elvis-like style and gravelly voice, was hospitalized for a severe case of bronchitis in Guadeloupe, his producer said Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

PARIS (AP) — Johnny Hallyday, the French entertainer famed for his Elvis-like style and gravelly voice, was briefly hospitalized with a severe case of bronchitis, his producer said.

FILE - This Monday, May 18, 2009, file photo shows French actor and singer Johnny Hallyday in Cannes, southern France, after French Culture Minister Christine Albanel awarded Chinese director Johnnie To with the medal of Officer in the Arts and Literature Order, during a ceremony within the 62nd International film festival in Cannes. Johnny Hallyday, the French entertainer famed for his Elvis-like style and gravelly voice, was hospitalized for a severe case of bronchitis in Guadeloupe, his producer said Monday. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)FILE - This Monday, May 18, 2009, file photo shows French actor and singer Johnny Hallyday in Cannes, southern France, after French Culture Minister Christine Albanel awarded Chinese director Johnnie To with the medal of Officer in the Arts and Literature Order, during a ceremony within the 62nd International film festival in Cannes. Johnny Hallyday, the French entertainer famed for his Elvis-like style and gravelly voice, was hospitalized for a severe case of bronchitis in Guadeloupe, his producer said Monday. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

The hospitalization Sunday on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe was a "precautionary measure," the Sipa news agency quoted producer Gilbert Coullier as saying. The 69-year-old singer was on a summer break from his tour that is still slated to resume in October.

FILE - This Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, file photo shows French singer Johnny Hallyday performing after receiving an Honour award during the 24th Victoires de la Musique annual ceremony, France's top music award in Paris, France. Johnny Hallyday, the French entertainer famed for his Elvis-like style and gravelly voice, was hospitalized for a severe case of bronchitis in Guadeloupe, his producer said Monday. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)FILE - This Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, file photo shows French singer Johnny Hallyday performing after receiving an Honour award during the 24th Victoires de la Musique annual ceremony, France's top music award in Paris, France. Johnny Hallyday, the French entertainer famed for his Elvis-like style and gravelly voice, was hospitalized for a severe case of bronchitis in Guadeloupe, his producer said Monday. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

The hospital said in a statement Monday that Hallyday was healthy enough to be discharged and would head to the nearby island of Martinique, where follow-up tests could be done.

In a tweet, Hallyday's son David thanked well-wishers and added, "The news is good, which reassures us tremendously."

Hallyday has been popular in France for five decades, bringing his own combination of American culture and French songs to packed concert halls.