It was a statement that fell late in the evening, Thursday, January 14, 2021, that broke the news. Sent to Agence France Presse by the “Mitterrand Family”, this short press release reveals that artist, author and politician Frédéric Mitterrand, affected by the coronavirus, was hospitalized a day earlier. “Frédéric Mitterrand, former Minister of Culture (June 2009 – May 2021), writer, filmmaker, was urgently admitted to a Parisian hospital on Wednesday January 13”, can we read. “He contracted Covid-19 10 days ago during a small family gathering over Christmas. His state of health, although stable, remains sensitive for the days to come, and his three children Matthew, Saïd and Jihed surround him with their affection. His two brothers, Jean Gabriel and Olivier, as well as the entire Mitterrand family are mobilized to support him in this ordeal. ”
The press release of the Mitterrand family also specifies: “Jean-Gabriel was admitted for a very severe form of Covid last March. This difficult experience was at the origin of the recently published book by Frédéric Mitterrand, A Funny War, which describes the daily life of relatives of sick patients. "
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