After a “accidental fall” at home, former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi spent the night in a hospital, a spokesman for the 84-year-old billionaire said Thursday.
While staying at his Rome home, Berlusconi tripped and was bruised on one foot. He was taken to his home city of Milan for a medical check-up following the crash.
“He was discharged this morning and he is at home, working, to take part in remote voting for the European Parliament,” the spokesman said in a statement.
Berlusconi, who, as a businessman and three-time prime minister, has dominated public life in Italy since the 1980s, was elected to the EU Parliament in 2019.
On Tuesday, he traveled to Rome to meet Mario Draghi, the former head of the European Central Bank, and offer his support to the economist as Italy’s next prime minister.
As he reappeared in public after months holed up in southern France, where his daughter has a villa, Berlusconi looked fragile.
In September, the media magnate spent nearly two weeks at a coronavirus facility. After suffering heart problems, he was hospitalised again for a few days in January.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN