| 14 April 2024, Sunday |

Former Italian PM Berlusconi in hospital since Monday: sources

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been in hospital since Monday and will not be able to attend any public events in the near future, two sources reported on Wednesday.

It was unclear why the 84-year-old media tycoon was hospitalized, but one source familiar with the matter said it was “nothing serious”.

A source from Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party reported that he had been staying at his house in Arcore, a small town close to Milan, before being transported to hospital.

“He will need to rest for a while,” the source said, noting that until Saturday Berlusconi had been “very well”.

Berlusconi was unable to attend a court hearing in Milan this morning for a judicial case in which he is involved.

Last January, Berlusconi was hospitalized in Monaco due to heart problems and in September he survived his infection with COVID-19, which he described as “the most dangerous challenge of his life”.

He underwent major heart surgery in 2016 and has also suffered prostate cancer.

  • Reuters