Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is in intensive care. He was admitted earlier today with heart problems and shortness of breath.
The ex-PM is reported to be in a stable condition at a hospital in San Raffaele, Milan. Berlusconi is in intensive care where he is being treated for pulmonary and cardiovascular problems, according to Ansa. The 86-year-old media tycoon attended the same hospital last week for treatment.
Berlusconi’s brother, Paolo, said “he’s stable, he’s a rock, and our mood is good” after visiting the politician.
Berlusconi has had a pacemaker for years, undergoing heart surgery to replace an aortic valve in 2016. He has also overcome prostate cancer. In recent years, he has been hospitalised for COVID and long COVID.
Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party is a key component of prime minister Giorgia Meloni’s conservative coalition. The PM wished Silvio Berlusconi a speedy recovery. “Forza Silvio”, she tweeted.
There has been no official statement on the media tycoon’s condition. His personal physician Alberto Zangrillo, head of anaesthesia and intensive care at the hospital, will brief the press either Thursday or Friday, sources said.