After a series of medical tests at San Raffaele Hospital, it was determined that Maestro Muti is suffering from extreme exhaustion as a result of prolonged physical stress. In this case, as often happens, the exhaustion manifested itself in abdominal pain and other physical symptoms. His physicians believe that he was able to work through his symptoms in his first two weeks, given all of the heightened excitement, but, that as time wore on, it became increasingly more difficult to do so.Later, he returns to the United States just before the great #SNOMG, collapses at rehersal in Chicago, has facial fractures and receives America's finest: a permanent pacemaker, courtesy of the good ol' 37th WHO-ranked U. S. of A.
Maestro Muti’s medical doctors have prescribed one month of complete rest, which he has begun at his home in Italy. The Maestro reports that he is feeling “not perfect, but relieved” to know it was not something more serious as first indicated by his symptoms.
While hindsight is always 20:20, you can bet his workup and treatments were thorough, timely, and quite expensive here in the United States.
Suddenly, though, #37 doesn't sound so bad, does it?