– Valérie Trierweiler to remain in hospital for several more days (Guardian, Jan 13, 2014):
A top aide to France’s first lady says she will remain in hospital for several more days to recover from the shock of a tabloid report that her partner, François Hollande, is having an affair with an actor.
Valerie Trierweiler’s chief of staff, Patrice Biancone, said on Monday she could stay in hospital for a further six or eight days. She was initially expected to leave the hospital on Monday. He said she suffered a “very strong emotional shock” and needed rest. One official said she was receiving treatment for “a severe case of the blues”.