Italy: Silvio Berlusconi hospitalized for check-ups

The former Italian head of government, Silvio Berlusconi, treated for leukemia, was hospitalized in Milan on Friday June 9, his doctors announced. “He is currently hospitalized at the San Raffaele for planned examinations” and linked to his illness, said doctors Alberto Zangrillo and Fabio Ciceri in a press release. They claim that this hospitalization “is not related” an urgent situation or an acute problem.

“These checks were already planned, they were simply anticipated by a few days”, added for his part Antonio Tajani, Deputy Prime Minister and number two of his party Forza Italia, quoted by the Askanews agency. Silvio Berlusconi left San Raffaele hospital on Friday May 19, after spending 45 days there.

He had been admitted there to treat a state of weakness linked to a lung infection. But his doctors had revealed that he suffered from chronic leukaemia. Nicknamed “the immortal” for his longevity in politics, Silvio Berlusconi had already been hospitalized several times in recent years.

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