Crosetto to be discharged this weekend

Defence Minister Guido Crosetto will be discharged form a Rome hospital this weekend after being admitted Tuesday night with a second and more painful bout of pericarditis after an initial one in February, sources said Wednesday.

Crosetto, 60, a bigwig in Premier Giorgia Meloni’s rightwing Brothers of Italy (FdI) party, will be kept in as a precaution for a couple more days and will be let out at the ed of the week, the defence ministry said.

It said his condition was “in continual improvement”.

Crosetto was taken to Rome’s San Carlo di Nancy hospital after feeling unwell during a meeting of the Supreme Defence Council at the presidential palace.

He was reported to have been suffering chest pains.

Crosetto was treated for a case of pericarditis at the same hospital in February.

Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium, the fibrous sac surrounding the heart.

Doctors have ruled out heart issues.