German newspaper sites such as Suddeutscher Zeitung, which carried a longer article about Ai entitled “Forbidden Truths [Verbotene Wahrheiten]” on August 14, have yet to pick up the story. Frankfurter Rundschau ran a nice extended profile of Ai on August 17 entitled “Der Ritterschlag.”
Ai’s Twitter feed indicates he was admitted to Munich University Hospital on 14 September:
未-未艾于德国时间9月14日上午到慕 尼黑大学医院就诊。慕尼黑最好的外科医生已经对他进行了检查，结果是“重挫造成的外颅与脑体间大面积出血”，医生建议立即进行手术，手术可能安排德国时间 9月14日下午或9月15日上午。未未现在正在医院等待手术，谢谢大家关心，他让大家不要担心。
According to this 29 August report in Bayern Magazin, Ai was scheduled to be a guest at the Haus der Kunst in Munich from 12 October 2009-January 2010 for an exhibition entitled “So Sorry.” I will be keeping tabs on this story in the German press and internet and will blog updates as more information becomes available.