It seems that luck does not finish smiling at David Bustamante . After canceled concerts and television shows on medium gas, who was the third finalist of the first Operación Triunfo He is now immersed in a long and complex legal battle that also affects him personally. More than five years ago, Bustamante decided to sue who was his trusted man in the beginning and also a spokesman for his family, Francisco Juan Manjón, for fraud. And these days the singer has been seen to go to testify at the Provincial Court of Madrid accompanied by his father, Gervasio Bustamante.
Bustamante, 38, decided to sue Manjón because, apparently, the agent's mismanagement caused the artist contracted a large debt with the Treasury, as explained exclusively in the magazine Hello! The publication affirms that Manjón faces a request by the accusation of 14 years in prison and also of having to assume that debt of his client, which the singer has already paid. Manjón's defense asks that the case be dismissed and that he be acquitted.
In the published photographs of the singer leaving the Madrid court, he is sad, crestfallen and not at all satisfied with this complex situation that has made him have to face who was a person of total confidence for him. A personal setback in a season in which the singer does not finish rising professionally. Now he is preparing a new musical project, the album 20 years and a destination , with which he commemorates that he has been on stage for two decades, and where there are well-known songs that he has re-recorded with renowned artists such as Pablo López, among others. The album comes after the previous one , called Heroes in times of war (2019), passed with little impact on music radio and the charts. In addition, he has not been able to develop his career on stage, either due to the pandemic or health problems, from aphonia to difficulties with the vocal cords, for which he has had to hastily suspend some concerts, some even a few minutes before to begin.
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While trying to take off in the musical, Bustamante takes advantage of his popularity on television. He tried it a few months ago as a food reporter on the Homo Sapiens program, a culinary program presented by Miguel Ángel Muñoz that was born with the intention of being a daily but has now become only weekly. He has not stopped with it, but has also decided to get involved in the program El Desafío , the new format of Pablo Motos and Jorge Salvador, where he participates as a contestant having to pass a series of tests every week.
Close to turning 40, Bustamante He has been divorced for three years from the actress Paula Echevarría – who is in a relationship with the former soccer player Miguel Torres, with whom he is expecting a child – and now has a new partner, the dancer Yana Olina, whom he met in another television contest ago a few years and with whom he has declared to be "very happy". He has spent confinement with her, a few months that, as he himself explained, have taken their toll on a physical level, given his complicated relationship with food. “For a while food became my prize and then it made me feel much worse. And that is a very tough fight, "he said in an interview with Bertín Osborne last November . "This year the quarantine has killed us, it has been terrible," acknowledged Bustamante. “In the quarantine I gained eight kilos. That I have lowered them ”, he related. “We have mirrors in our houses and it is wrong that they make you feel [bad]. Everyone has their reasons why they are in one way or another. When you find the balance as it is now, I have already lost a few kilos and I am taking care of myself again with a diet and with my coach. Everything has a reason. You have to let the people, give them their time. ”