Italy’s former prime minister has fallen ill while speaking at a political rally in Tuscany. Silvio Berlusconi had the time to quickly warn onlookers before fainting. The former head of government was then taken off the stage by aides. Though an ambulance was called, Berlusconi walked out to his own car, he was said to have quickly recovered. He then boarded a helicopter to take him back to his home in Milan where doctors were waiting to give him a check-up.