The Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi has suffered a dizzy spell during a meeting with business leaders near Genoa. A doctor was called after the 71-year old left the podium appearing to be unwell. Witnesses said he appeared to lose his balance. But the Prime Minister later returned to carry on his interrupted speech. He was smiling and insisted he felt just fine. None of his entourage was willing to comment further on the incident.
The meeting was being televised, and one of the journalists present suggested Berlusconi had simply been affected by the heat in the room.
Berlusconi suffered a funny turn two years ago, and had a heart pacemaker fitted in 2006.