MILAN – Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was urgently admitted to a hospital in Monaco for heart problems, his regular doctor told Reuters on Thursday.
Alberto Zangrillo said he saw Berlusconi on Monday and decided to transfer him to a nearby hospital because he didn’t think it would be prudent to take him to Italy, about 10 miles from the small town.
Italy’s ANSA news agency first reported the news. It was not immediately clear if a health emergency could be overcome. But Berlusconi said in a statement later that he “Good health”
“Due to my doctor̵7;s prudence, I had to go to the hospital for examination,” he said, adding that he had contacted his staff as Italy was involved in a political crisis that threatened to overthrow the cabinet led by Giuseppe. Peconte The coronavirus outbreak.
The 84-year-old media entrepreneur underwent a major heart surgery in 2016 and is still survived from prostate cancer.
In September last year he was hospitalized after contracting the coronavirus. He later told reporters that the virus had created “The most dangerous challenge” of his life. Berlusconi spent most of the time recuperating at his daughter Marina’s home in Provence, in southeastern France.
Berlusconi remains the leader of the Forza Italia opposition party.His illness comes as Italy was hit by political turmoil after a young coalition government resigned from the government, leaving no majority in parliament.
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The newspaper speculated that some Forza Italia lawmakers might agree with the desert party’s rating and help support Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to prevent pre-election.
Shares in Mediaset, a Berlusconi family-controlled broadcaster, rose as much as 2.9 percent on Thursday after initial reports on his latest health scare.
Traders cited speculation about a potential change in ownership among the bloc if Berlusconi’s condition worsened.
Mediaset has been at the center of a legal battle between the family of Berlusconi holding Fininvest and its second-largest shareholder, French media giant Vivendi, for the past five years.