Many people have hummed to the song of Eric Morena, Ooh Mon Bateau. Eric Morena was the key figure in the Operetta and he had a hidden character of a gentleman behind a hat and a mustache. However, he was not well known during that time. He came out talking about the family rejections and losing a friend. He talked about his life to Magazine France Dimanche.
Even if he was on the top of the charts, his family was not happy about it since they expected to see him taking any other career but not artistic career. They were thinking that he should join his father where he was working in the Bank or any other career but not a singer. Even if his mother sing on his tube and that they see him on television, they still blame him especially when he said that he was an homosexual and her mother lost his friends. He was considered as the devil of his middle class family.
However, this rejection did not slow him down and he continued to what he was doing. This is the time he made an account that changed his life when he met his companion Anthony whom they separated when he died of AIDS in the 1992. When he was in the hospital for his last day, there is none from the Morena family that came to visit and his brother4 advised to stay away from him which shocked him.
However, the family was not the only people that stayed away from him since even his friends did not call anymore and they were saying that there is a AIDS in the home of Morena. Anthony was then hospitalized in the home and wished that his suffering may be abbreviated and he was euthanized by taking a morphine injection.
After the mourning Eric Morena had to live many months in depression and he was relying only on the friends who included Jean Luc Lahaye. He said that he considered him as a young brother and he was the only person he called whenever he felt doing it even it was during the night. During this period, he was helped by the prayers and he met a new companion, a businessman called Herve. When they met, they lived for some time with the ghost of his dead friend but after sometime their love started to grow.
After these hardships, Eric Morena was able to go back to his career and started to appear on the stage once again. He was able to perform before his friend Jean Luc Lahaye also called Grace de Capitani at Dejazat theatre. He is ready to make available his duo album Tres Surprenant in 2015.
When he became celebrity, he lost his friends who were telling him that he had changed but the reality is that they were the one who had changed. Many people started to view him as the singer and even his mother was calling him Morena, the name he was using on the stage but not Eric. His brother reproached him that he is the only person being talked about around.