Known in France as one of that country’s biggest rock stars, 66-year-old Hallyday underwent surgery for a herniated disc Nov. 26. However, an infection as well as other complications resulted in yesterday’s return engagement in the OR.

The performer’s press rep said the situation is “under control.”

Hallyday was in the midst of a multi-city tour, billed to be his last and named “Route 66” to reflect not only the singer’s age but the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll in America.

According to his representative, surgeons said lesions resulting from his Nov. 26 surgery resulted in yesterday’s “reparative surgery,” adding, “He had also suffered an infection following the first operation.”

Earlier this year Hallyday underwent surgery to have a cancerous polyp removed from his colon.

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