paris (afp)Legendary French singer Charles Aznavour, who cancelled three New York shows for this week, said he was in a dispute with his producer - and not ill - in an interview Monday. “We dealt with a producer... who didn’t respect the clauses of the contract,” the 87-year-old said on radio station RTL, dispelling rumours that he had cancelled because of health complaints.

“None of the clauses were respected, and there is no reason for us to take the stage with him owing us so much money already,” Aznavour added.