The actor Pierre Arditi falls ill on stage in Paris

French actor Pierre Arditi, 78, felt unwell on Wednesday evening while standing on the stage of the Édouard VII Theater in Paris, AFP learned from those close to him.

The events occurred about twenty minutes into the performance of Lapin, a duet piece with Muriel Robin, these sources said.

The performance of this highly anticipated piece for this cultural return was interrupted, the Iron Curtain was lowered and the audience was asked to leave the hall.

No information was provided about the actor’s health.

Pierre Arditi was born in Paris on December 1, 1944 and is a popular figure in French cultural life.

He feels comfortable both on stage and in the cinema and has notably appeared in several films by Alain Resnais and Claude Lelouch.