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Silvio Berlusconi admitted to hospital with leukaemia

Sky News reports that Silvio Berlusconi, the former Prime Minister of Italy, has been diagnosed as having leukaemia.

After suffering from breathing difficulties, the HTML86-year-old was admitted to intensive care at Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital.

According to a source, the former prime minister was diagnosed with leukaemia. He is now stable.

Image San Raffaele Hospital.

“He’s stable. After visiting Mr Berlusconi on Wednesday afternoon, his brother Paolo stated that he was a rock.

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In recent years, the billionaire media mogul has been afflicted by several health issues. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 in 2020.

He was discharged after a 10-day stay in hospital. He said that the disease was “insidious” which made it the most difficult challenge he’d ever faced.

He has been using a pacemaker since childhood, had heart surgery in 2016 to replace his aortic valve and has now overcome prostate cancer. In January 2022, he was admitted to the hospital for a suspected urinary tract infection.

In 2011, Italy was close to a Greece-style credit crisis. Mr Berlusconi was forced to resign as prime minister. He also faced scandals around his “bunga bunga” parties.

After a September general election, he was elected to the Senate.

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Image Mr Berlusconi, Giorgia Melonsi, Prime Minister of Italy


‘Forza Silvio’

While Mr Berlusconi’s Forza Italia Party is part of Prime Minister Giorgia Maloni’s right-wing coalition he doesn’t have any role in government.

Ms Meloni posted on social media: “Sincere, affectionate wishes for Silvio Berlusconi a speedy recovery.” She also added: “Forza Silvio”

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