I would much rather he plays in Paris. If he doesn't, he will have to count a zero as one of his countable tournaments, which would do his ranking no good at all. So if he is as jaded as he seems to be, missing this tournament is a good thing.
It does seem a bit of a dubious illness in view of what he said last week, but it could be that he said what he did about finishing the season early because he was feeling low, and that feeling low may have been because this virus was starting.
I would rather he play Paris also. A report from a poster at the Tournament said Andy was walking around the Hotel looking fit so I have to think that he wanted the rest
But then, of course, maybe I'm the one that is jaded