It’s the second time that Mr Rousseau has required hospital treatment. Yesterday was his 29th birthday, making it particularly unfortunate that he spent the evening in a hospital bed.
The Flemish socialist party spokesman Niels Pattyn confirms that Mr Rousseau was taken to hospital for emergency treatment. The politician has a cyst on one of his kidneys. “Sometimes the party leader suffers from acute pain. As a result, working a lot, getting little sleep and stress, this is something that reoccurs frequently”.
"He has to be put on a drip to bring the pain under control”.
Two weeks ago, Mr Rousseau was hospitalised with the same complaint. He is due to undergo an operation next month.