London, Jan 1 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is reportedly writing love songs while he recuperates from an assault that left him with a broken nose and two broken teeth.
Italian media say Berlusconi, 73, is working on a new CD of songs with Mariano Apicella, a guitarist who has accompanied him on three albums before, reports the Telegraph.
The daily Corriere della Serra claimed in a report: "In 2010, there will be a new record, the fourth, of the musical duo Berlusconi and (guitarist Mariano) Apicelli...."
Berlusconi, who worked as a cruise ship singer in his youth, first collaborated with his friend Apicelli in 2003.
The pair is reported to have finished eight songs out of 12, which will appear on a CD to be released in the New Year.
The new song titles include: 'There Is Love', 'But If I Lose You' and 'Stay With Me'.
However, the title of the album and its cover design remained top secret.
Berlusconi was attacked last month in Milan by a man - said to have a long history of psychiatric troubles - who hit him in the face with a miniature model of the city's cathedral. (ANI)