The former Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi, admitted the day before in an intensive care unit of a hospital in the city of Milan, he suffers from leukemia and has already started “the first chemotherapy treatments”as stated in the latest update on his state of health.
“Berlusconi is currently hospitalized in intensive care for treatment of a lung infection. The infectious event is part of (…) chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, whose chronic phase persists,” reads the aforementioned bulletin signed by the doctor. Alberto Zangrillocollect AdnKronos.
According to Zangrillo, the objective of the therapy to which the former Italian prime minister is now undergoing is to “limit the effects of leukemia” and achieve the “reestablishment of pre-existing clinical conditions”, notes the newspaper ‘La Repubblica’ .
Berlusconi, leader of the Fuerza Italia formation, entered the San Rafael hospital in Milan on Wednesday where, as reported this morning by his party mate and Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani, it has spent a “calm” night and in “stable conditions”.
According to a statement from Forza Italia, Tajani and other colleagues have spoken by telephone with Berlusconi, who has asked them not to neglect their tasks, because “the country needs them.”
The Foreign Minister, as well as the leader of the group in the Chamber, Paolo Barelli, among others, they have wished him a speedy recovery.
Rumors have emerged since early in the morning that Berlusconi could suffer from leukemia and, questioned about this matter on the RLT 102.5 radio station, Barelli has preferred “not to go into specific details” and has limited himself to informing that the former prime minister suffers an infection “from something he already had.”
Throughout the morning several of Berlusconi’s relatives have been approaching the San Rafael hospital, including his brother Paolo and two of his children: Marina and Luigi. His current partner, the deputy of Forza Italia martha fascinateshas spent the night in the hospital.
Berlusconi, 86, was already hospitalized between March 27 and 30 and, upon leaving the medical center, declined to make statements to the press. He had already been hospitalized in this same center on other occasions, the last one in January 2022 due to a urinary tract infection.
Despite his age and the various legal cases that have been pending for years, Berlusconi remains a popular figure in Italy. In fact, in the last elections he was able to once again hold an elected position as a senator and his party is part of the current government coalition, headed by Giorgia Meloni.