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Italy’s former PM Silvio Berlusconi, 84, admitted to hospital again after coronavirus health scare

Italy’s former PM Silvio Berlusconi, 84, is admitted to hospital again following coronavirus health scare earlier this year

  • Silvio Berlusconi was hospitalised with coronavirus in September final year
  • He has been out and in of hospital a number of instances since with deteriorating health
  • Berlusconi has survived a lot of health scares in addition to political scandals
  • He stays an MP and is the chief of the opposition Forza Italia get together
  • Investigations into corruption on the a part of Berlusconi are ongoing 

By David Averre For Mailonline and Afp

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Former Italian prime minister and billionaire media mogul Silvio Berlusconi has been admitted to hospital for exams, his spokesman confirmed Friday.

Berlusconi has been out and in of hospital all year due to issues relating to a coronavirus an infection which noticed him hospitalised for 11 days final September.

The former premier dominated public life in Italy for many years and he stays a member of the European Parliament (MEP) for his Forza Italia get together.

But he has been set again by a string of health points lately, together with open coronary heart surgical procedure in 2016.  

‘Hospitalisation was required for an intensive scientific analysis,’ his spokesman mentioned after media stories that the 84-year-old was admitted to Milan’s San Raffaele hospital on Thursday.

Berlusconi has been out and in of hospital all year due to issues relating to a coronavirus an infection which noticed him hospitalised for 11 days final September 

The former proprietor of AC Milan, who made his media fortune within the Sixties, entered politics in early 1994 and served three separate phrases because the Italian prime minister.

He has been embroiled in numerous investigations over the course of his career and has been convicted of tax fraud, however has additionally been accused of many different crimes together with embezzlement, bribery, abuse of office and baby prostitution.

Despite the investigations, Berlusconi was elected again into parliament in 2019, additional prolonging his decades-long career in Italian politics.

Berlusconi has additionally had a string of health points prior to now 20 years.

In late 2006 he was admitted to hospital with a minor coronary heart drawback after fainting, and underwent coronary heart surgical procedure in a US hospital in January 2007. 

He later had main coronary heart surgical procedure in 2016 and has additionally survived prostate most cancers, which he revealed in 2000 after having endured the illness for 3 years.

At the time he described his most cancers battle as ‘a nightmare lasting months’, however mentioned his battle with coronavirus final September has been the ‘most harmful problem’ of his life. 

Berlusconi is at present on trial alongside 28 different defendants over money he’s alleged to have paid to host ‘bunga bunga’ events.

The former Prime Minister was beforehand convicted of paying £6 million to underage Moroccan prostitute Karima El Mahroug, also referred to as ‘Ruby the heart-stealer’ for sexual companies between February and May 2010, however was later discovered not responsible on attraction.

The former Italian Prime Minister is at present at San Raffaele Hospital on the outskirts of Milan (pictured)

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