Media mogul and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was admitted to intensive care at a hospital in Milan on Wednesday and is in a serious but stable condition, according to local media.
corriere della sera reported that the 86-year-old Forza Italia founder is being treated at the San Raffaele Hospital for pneumonia caused by a form of leukemia; This has yet to be publicly confirmed by doctors, but Reuters also reported the diagnosis, citing a source. No medical bulletin was issued yesterday and it is not clear whether there will be any medical bulletin today. According to Forza Italia leader Paolo Barelli, Berlusconi spent “a quiet night” on Wednesday.
Berlusconi had been in San Rafael for a few days last week for routine tests. In a Facebook post after being discharged, he said he “had already returned to work on the main issues of the day, ready and able to dedicate myself, as I have always done, to the country I love”. Am.”
The billionaire tycoon has faced several health-related problems recently, including a bad bout of Covid, due to which he was hospitalized in 2020.
A controversial figure in Italy, Berlusconi is the controlling shareholder of Mediaset, which runs TV channels, radio and a film studio, and previously owned football club AC Milan. He served as prime minister for nine years, and was found guilty of tax fraud in 2013.
In February this year, an Italian court acquitted witnesses of perjury in an underage prostitution case that dragged on for more than a decade.
Forza Italia is part of Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s right-wing coalition. she posted a Message On social media “Wishing Silvio Berlusconi a speedy recovery with warm and affectionate wishes… Come on, Silvio.”
Reuters reported that Berlusconi’s Finiinvest family holding group, which retains control of Mediaset parent MediaforEurope, saw its shares rise on Wednesday amid speculation about possible M&A activity in the post-Berlusconi era.