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Flavio Briatore, 70, insists he was rushed to hospital with prostate problems and is awaiting coronavirus test results

FLAVIO BRIATORE has insisted he was hospitalised with prostate problems amid claims he has coronavirus.

The former Renault boss, 70, revealed he is still waiting for his Covid-19 test result.

Reports claimed Briatore was in a “serious condition” suffering from complications caused by coronavirus.

But he has claimed he was taken to hospital because his prostate is inflamed.

Speaking from his hospital bed, the 70-year-old said: “I only have severe prostatitis.

“On Sunday evening I went to San Raffaele in Milan and they hospitalised me.

“While I was here, I took a swab and I still don’t know if I’m positive.

“Maybe it is, with the winds that are in Sardinia.”

Briatore pointed out that he is suffering with “inflammation of the prostate and almost nothing else.”

The former F1 team boss – who is dating a law student 49 YEARS younger than him – concluded: “But I feel good, very good.”

His illness follows his Billionaire club being shut down following a spate of positive coronavirus tests seemingly stemming from the Porto Cervo hotspot.

Around 60 members of staff returned positive results from the latest batch of tests.

Briatore – who owned QPR between 2007 and 2010 – is being treated at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan.

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