The artist is the protagonist of the documentary María Jiménez, My World is another, in which she speaks with complete naturalness about the disease and how she overcame it.
María Jiménez aimed to safeguard her health condition as much as possible, given her fragile state. Both the artist and her son, Alejandro, wished for the past four years to remain low-profile in the media regarding her health. However, now that she has passed away at the age of 73, they want to reveal a previously undisclosed fact: María Jiménez did not pass away at her residence in Triana, as originally believed, but at the Infanta Luisa Hospital in Seville. According to her son, she experienced a dignified and painless passing.
It was yesterday on the Más Vale Tarde program when a preview of the documentary María Jiménez, My World Is Another was made public, in which the unrepeatable interpreter of It’s Over talks openly about the lung cancer she suffered from and how she endured the harsh treatment that came with it.
They are images loaded with emotion in which we see María Jiménez, with that strength that characterized her, narrate how she was facing it. And without a doubt, two of the ingredients that were crucial to her personality were not missing: optimism and a sense of humor. «They are giving me chemo pills, my hair has fallen out, what I am wearing is a wig. My hair was falling out. “I said come and cut my hair close,” she said.
Cancer and a very serious intestinal obstruction
María Jimenez, who had previously overcome cancer, with the same attitude, tells in the documentary her reaction when she was informed of this new diagnosis: «When the doctor tells me that I have cancer, I tell him: ‘Very good, it will be cured. , No?’ and he says to me: ‘How?’ I tell him ‘Sure, that cures, not in the past, but now it does.’
Another issue addressed by Pepe Sancho’s former wife, with whom she had a stormy back-and-forth relationship and whom she accused of mistreatment on repeated occasions, is her pain threshold and how she managed it: “I have no sense of pain.” Pain, so I’m not scared. When it is an unknown pain you say: ‘What’s going on here?’ But when it’s a normal pain, why are you going to be scared?
María Jiménez leaves nothing in the pipeline in this documentary, which we can consider as a living testament and also a way of sharing with her audience the reality of these last few years, which they wanted to manage from privacy so as not to worry anyone. Let us remember that four years ago she was on the verge of dying as a result of a very serious intestinal obstruction, but she managed to overcome the situation and, amusingly, talked about how she had been resurrected.