Thursday 22 August 2019

Berlusconi ready to get back into politics after operation


Silvio Berlusconi. Photo: AP
Silvio Berlusconi. Photo: AP

Francesca Piscioneri

Four-time Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi (82) said yesterday he was ready to resume all electoral engagements after undergoing emergency surgery last week for a bowel obstruction.

"I'm fine, I got a big fright. A number of things that happened made me worry I was at the end of my ride, but then I had a formidable recovery," Mr Berlusconi told reporters on his discharge from a Milan hospital.

The media tycoon and leader of the conservative Forza Italia (Go Italy!) party, who is running for the European Parliament, was taken to hospital on April 30.

Irish Independent

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