The explanation of his lawyer Federico Cecconi is not surprising: “For health reasons”, the former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been treated in the San Raffaele clinic in Milan since Monday. A spokesman for Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party spoke of investigations that had been planned for a long time.
Berlusconi has struggled with a number of health problems in recent years. In September, he was hospitalized for 11 days because of a coronavirus infection. In January he was treated for heart problems in a clinic in Monaco. The last time he was in hospital was in February after a fall.
A trial is currently underway in Milan against the 84-year-old and other accused for influencing witnesses and giving false testimony. Berlusconi is one of the richest men in the country, and the entrepreneur still has great political influence in Italy.