Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi discharged after brief hospital stay

Former Italian Pm Silvio Berlusconi Discharged After Brief Hospital Stay
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi in September 2020 after recovering from coronavirus. Photo: Piero Cruciatti/AFP via Getty
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Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was discharged from Milan's San Raffaele hospital on Friday after an overnight stay for a check-up, a source from his Forza Italia party said.

Berlusconi (84) has been in and out of hospital since contracting coronavirus last September. He said at the time that it was “the most dangerous challenge” of his life.


The four-times prime minister and billionaire businessman underwent major heart surgery in 2016 and has also survived prostate cancer.

He had been last hospitalised in May, when he spent five days at San Raffaele.

No details were given about his condition on Friday.

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