Berlusconi’s heart surgery jokes: What do you think?
By Andrea De NicolaThe former Italian prime minister Berlusconis is undergoing surgery in Germany for a heart condition.
It is believed he has lost about 80 per cent of his blood supply and is suffering from hypertension.
The former prime minister, who has been living in Germany since 2013, will reportedly be treated by a specialist.
Berlusconi was diagnosed with hypertension on September 5, 2017, and began his hospital stay on September 15.
He has been undergoing treatment in Germany, the US, Switzerland and elsewhere for several weeks.
He was the first leader to be admitted to hospital in a hospital setting in the UK since Tony Blair in 2003, with a number of former leaders being admitted to hospitals in the past decade.
He is expected to be discharged in November.
Berlisconi was elected to the Italian parliament in 2012, winning 32.5 per cent to 35.7 per cent.