Spanish and German news organizations are reporting that Prince Ernst August of Hannover was admitted to the Nuestra Señora del Rosario hospital in Ibiza earlier this week. The 57-year-old estranged husbamd of Princess Caroline of Monaco is said to be suffering from pancreatitis and other ailments.
He was rushed to the hospital after suffering an infection and several abdominal pain and infection. Ernst August was admitted to the hospital shortly after midnight on Tuesday.
This is not the first time that the Prince, head of the house of Hannover, has been admitted to the hospital for a serious illness. In 2005, shortly before the death of Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Prince Ernst August was in a coma due to substance abuse issues. After Prince Ernst August came out of the coma and regained his health, he made a vow that he would give up drinking.
Prince Ernst August is being treated with anti-biotics for the infection. He will remain under observation so doctors can make sure that his liver and pancreas are not affected.
Earlier this month, Prince Ernst August stated that he will sue his own lawyer for "claiming he was intoxicated during a violent brawl in East Africa in 2000.