Roma skipper Totti shocked by attack on AC Milan's Berlusconi
The Italian prime minister is recovering at San Raffaele hospital after being hit in the face by a statuette thrown at him during a political rally in Milan.
Berlusconi suffered a fractured nose, two broken teeth and a lip injury.
Totti said: "I find it essential, in my position as a sportsman, to say loud and clear: no to all violence. What happened was something sad and disturbing.
"Express your opinions, or even dissent. But with brutal acts? It is never, never, never justifiable. Right now I feel really close to the Berlusconi family, especially my friend Pier Silvio, and addressing our prime minister I offer very warm wishes for a speedy recovery."