French rocker Hallyday wakes from coma

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2009 file photo shows French singer Johnny Hallyday during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. France's biggest rock star, Johnny Hallyday, has been hospitalized in Los Angeles for an infection following back surgery. A statement Wednesday Dec. 9, 2009 from his Paris press office says Hallyday, an entertainment icon for decades, is "under observation" for the infection linked to Nov. 26 surgery on a herniated disc.(AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File) (AP)

December 15, 2009 5:47:38 AM PST
Johnny Hallyday's press relations office says the French rocker has emerged from a medically induced coma he had been in since last week.

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