The Cavaliere’s health is fragile. The former head of the Italian government Silvio Berlusconi, 84 years old and who has increased hospital stays since the beginning of the year, is again hospitalized for examinations, a door told AFP on Friday. -speak.
“The hospitalization was necessary to carry out a thorough clinical evaluation,” he told AFP, confirming the information given by several Italian media according to which he is at the prestigious San Raffaele hospital in Milan (north) since Thursday.
The media mogul has already been hospitalized four times this year, the most recent in May, for complications from his coronavirus infection last year. In January, he stayed at the Monaco Cardio-Thoracic Center for several days for cardiac arrhythmia problems, and in September 2020, he had been hospitalized due to a pulmonary infection due to Covid-19.
Unspoiled political combativity
The Cavaliere, who is still MEP and still president of the party he founded, Forza Italia, does not however seem to have lost his political fighting spirit and has launched a series of proposals, the creation of a single right-wing party with the League of Matteo Salvini and Fratelli of Italy of Giorgia Meloni (far right) by 2023, the theoretical date of the next legislative elections, to lower taxes.
Born on September 29, 1936, this son of a Milanese bank employee founded one of the most powerful industrial and financial empires in Europe before entering politics in 1994. At the head of the Fininvest holding and the television group Mediaset, but also from AC Milan football club, in the early 2000s he became Italy’s first fortune and remained so for ten years.