Berlusconi, discharged after 44 days in hospital

Rome (BLAZETRENDS) chronic leukemia that he has suffered for a long time.

Berlusconi, 86, had to be admitted to the intensive care unit on April 5 and after 12 days he went to the floor, where his sentimental partner, the deputy Marta Fascina, 53 years younger, and where he has received visits from his five children, friends and political allies such as the Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni.

The tycoon left the hospital aboard a black car, escorted by several vehicles, and did not make statements to the media stationed at the door of the medical center.

Silvio Berlusconi
Silvio Berlusconi. BLAZETRENDS/EPA/Riccardo Antimiani

The owner of the colossus Fininvest appeared last Friday in a video in which he encouraged Italians to vote in local elections held in some 800 municipalities in the country. He had previously sent a first video message to his party convention, in which he claimed to be “ready” to return to battle.

In the last medical report, issued on May 3, the doctors who treated him explained that Berlusconi’s clinical picture was “stable and encouraging”, after almost a month after his hospitalization.

Then, doctors Alberto Zangrillo and Fabio Ciceri revealed that the former president was being treated for a “lung infection” caused by “a chronic hematological condition that he has been carrying for a long time: chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.”

Chronic myeloid leukemia is a form of blood cancer that can appear especially in people over 60 years of age and the doctors then specified that they were undergoing “specialized cytoreductive treatment”.

Over the years, Berlusconi has been the subject of several hospitalizations: in one of them a pacemaker was implanted, while he was also admitted for Covid and in one of the most recent, in January 2022, he was admitted for an infection. urinary.

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