Berlusconi Leaving Hospital Tomorrow

Premier advised to avoid public appearances for 2 weeks
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2009 6:23 AM CST
Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi was left stunned and bloodied after an attacker hurled a statuette at him at the end of a rally in Milan, Italy on Sunday Dec. 13, 2009.   (AP Photo/RAI TG3 via APTN)
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(Newser) – Silvio Berlusconi will be spending another night in the hospital recovering from injuries he sustained at the hands of a statue-wielding attacker. The Italian leader will be released tomorrow, but has been advised to avoid public appearances for at least two weeks, according to a statement from Milan's San Raffaele hospital.

The hospital says Berlusconi, who suffered a broken nose and two broken teeth in Sunday's attack, is still in pain but his condition isn't worrying, the AP reports. The 42-year-old man charged in the attack has written to the premier and apologized for his "superficial, cowardly, and rash act," his lawyers say.

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