Former Italian PM Berlusconi in hospital since Monday: sources

Italy’s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi takes out his face mask and waves as he arrives at Montecitorio Palace for talks on forming a new government, in Rome, Italy, February 9, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

ROME (Reuters) – Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been in hospital since Monday and will not be able to attend any public events in the near future, two sources said on Wednesday.

It was still unclear why the 84-year-old media tycoon was hospitalized, but one of the two sources said it was “nothing serious”. Berlusconi was unable to attend a court hearing in Milan this morning for a judicial case in which he is involved.

Reporting by Angelo Amante and Elvira Pollina; Editing by Crispian Balmer