Galliani reveals he ‘lost ten kilos’ due to COVID and discusses fear of dying

By Isak Möller -

The former Milan CEO Adriano Galliani, currently at Monza with Silvio Berlusconi, has recovered from COVID after being hospitalised for ten days. It wasn’t easy for the 76-year-old, who has opened up about the experience. 

In an interview with Corriere, ‘Il Condor’ talked about what it was like to have COVID and the loneliness at the hospital. As anyone can imagine, it’s not exactly a fun experience and certainly one that puts things into perspective.

“I was in intensive care from March 7 to 17, the longest ten days of my life. True, it was a nightmare. I saw nothing, I had only a wall in front of me. The intensive care unit doesn’t have windows. Inside there are only beds,” he began.

Galliani also spoke about the fear of dying and revealed that he suffers from claustrophobia, which made things even harder for him at the hospital. It was a big relief for him, therefore, when he was allowed to leave the hospital.

“I tell you very frankly that I was afraid of dying. In short, it was not easy. Add another element: I suffer from claustrophobia. Even an elevator gives me anxiety. So you can imagine what it was like for a claustrophobic to not see the light for ten days. Having said that, let me thank the wonderful nurses and doctors.

“What did the doctors tell me? That it will take about a month to recover definitively. I lost ten kilos because in those damned days, I couldn’t even eat a meatball,” he concluded.

It’s certainly nice to see that Galliani has recovered and that he’s back on his feet again. Even though he’s no longer officially part of Milan, he will remain a fan of the team and the fans will always have him as a favourite.

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