FORMER politician and billionaire businessman Clive Palmer has splashed out on a luxury Mediterranean cruise - just a month after he faced a court clutching a sick bag and breathing device.
Mr Palmer had told the Federal Court, where liquidators were pursuing $66 million in entitlements for workers sacked from his Queensland Nickel refinery, that he was suffering pancreatitis and had earlier undergone a gall bladder operation.
But, having dropped from 153kg to 95kg, Palmer looked a picture of health as he boarded the luxury cruise ship in Spain with his wife Anna and daughter Emily.
The Daily Telegraph tracked the former mining magnate to the Port of Barcelona, where Mr Palmer and a select group of more than 20 family, close friends and employees embarked on a 24-day European cruise on Friday.
Tickets are understood to cost about $10,000 each.
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