He didn't even have the measles - but they don't know what he had. One expert medical speculation was that the rash was "an allergic reaction to air pollution," which apparently requires a 5-day hospital stay these days. Who knew?
He high-tailed it out of Venice (Mestre) on the next train and is safely back at the dorm in Rome, where he is pulling himself together to join us in Barcelona on Thursday.
We hope. Everybody light some candles for us, OK?