French first lady Trierweiler hospitalised

French first lady Valerie Trierweiler arrives in Remire-Montjoly, near Cayenne , on Dec 13, 2013. Ms Trierweiler has been hospitalised in Paris following revelations about an affair between French President Francois Hollande and a
French first lady Valerie Trierweiler arrives in Remire-Montjoly, near Cayenne , on Dec 13, 2013. Ms Trierweiler has been hospitalised in Paris following revelations about an affair between French President Francois Hollande and an actress, French daily Le Parisien said on its website on Sunday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (REUTERS, AFP) – French first lady Valerie Trierweiler’s spokesman confirmed on Sunday that she had been admitted to hospital in Paris needing “rest”, but said would be discharged on Monday.

“She has been in hospital since Friday. She will leave tomorrow,” her spokesman Patrice Biancone told Reuters.

The French first lady was hospitalised in Paris following revelations about an affair between French President Francois Hollande and an actress, French media said on Sunday.

BFM Television said the Elysee presidential palace had confirmed that Trierweiler had been hospitalised since Friday because of exhaustion. The Elysee presidential palace spokesman could not immediately comment on the report.

French daily Le Parisien said earlier on its website that Ms Trierweiler, shaken by the revelations about the affair, had been taken to hospital on Thursday, right after hearing about Mr Hollande’s liaison.

Asked about the future of Ms Trierweiler’s relationship with the president, spokeswoman Biancone said: “She needs rest. Then she will decide what to do.”

On Friday, Mr Hollande threatened to sue celebrity magazine Closer, complaining of breach of privacy after it alleged he was having an affair with actress Julie Gayet.

 

Mr Hollande and Ms Trierweiler, a journalist for celebrity magazine Paris Match, are not married but have been in a long-term relationship for several years.

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