07/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Carla Bruni To Perform For The First Time As First Lady In NYC Next Month

The 54-year-old French leader reluctantly agreed to his wife's live gig after hearing it was to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 91st birthday.

It will take place in New York City next month, with Carla, 41, performing a duet with British performer Dave Stewart, 56.

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