Hallyday, France's biggest rock star, has been hospitalized in Los Angeles for treatment to repair complications from surgery in Paris for a herniated disc. He has canceled the final leg of his concert tour in January and February.
A statement from Hallyday's PR agency says the 66-year-old rocker and his wife Laeticia have launched proceedings against Dr. Stephane Delajoux and the Paris clinic.
The complaint asks the justice system to name a committee of independent medical experts to decide whether the operation was carried out correctly. A hearing has been scheduled for Monday.