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Berlusconi treated with stitches after fall

FILE - In this Saturday, March 11, 2017 file photo, Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi arrives to join a demonstration in Milan, Italy.  Berlusconi has been treated by a doctor after tripping on a carpet and hitting his head in a fall in his villa in Portofino on the Ligurian coast. The news agency ANSA reported Saturday, April 29, 2017 that the 80-year-old three-time former premier returned to Milan for treatment at the Madonnina clinic, receiving three stitches. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

FILE - In this Saturday, March 11, 2017 file photo, Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi arrives to join a demonstration in Milan, Italy. Berlusconi has been treated by a doctor after tripping on a carpet and hitting his head in a fall in his villa in Portofino on the Ligurian coast. The news agency ANSA reported Saturday, April 29, 2017 that the 80-year-old three-time former premier returned to Milan for treatment at the Madonnina clinic, receiving three stitches. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)  (The Associated Press)

Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi has been treated by a doctor after tripping on a carpet and hitting his head in a fall in his villa in Portofino on the Ligurian coast.

The news agency ANSA reported Saturday that the 80-year-old, three-time former premier returned to Milan for treatment at the Madonnina clinic, where he received three stitches.

His doctor, Alberto Zangrillo, told ANSA that the injury was not serious.

Berlusconi's Forza Italia movement said Berlusconi would not be able to attend a rally in Tuscany as planned due to the injury.

Berlusconi left office in 2011 and is currently barred from running for office due to a tax fraud conviction. However, he remains, active in politics as the leader of his conservative movement.