August 23, 2014
Gabo asks press to ‘go to work!’
Mexico — “Go to work now! , urged Nobel Prize laurate Gabriel García Márquez yesterday’s afternoon to the journalists who were standing outside the Mexican clinic where he is hospitalized since Monday for lung and urinary infection. Later, the local press said that Macondo’s creator will be released today.
Aparently, when García Márquez saw the presence of dozens of journalists — from all over the world — outside the Salvador Zubirán Institute where he is hospitalized, he asked his personal assistant Genovevo Quirós to tell the journalists: “Are you all insane? What are you doing here for so many days. Go to work now!,” reported Notimex news agency.
Quirós added that the 87-year-old writer could be released in the following hours.
García Márquez is “in a good mood... he had breakfast and in the morning he asked for newspapers, that he has been reading, because he likes to be informed about what is going on in Mexico, Colombia and the rest of the world, as he has done during all his life,” explain ed Quirós.
“Gabo is happy and surprised for the love and kindness of the people, which has helped to heal his body,” he stated.
“He is about to finish his medical treatment and he could be released. He wants to leave the hospital. If everything is fine, he can be released tomorrow (today),” Quirós concluded.
Herald with Télam