Romanos said Gadhafi was also suffering from back pain due to being held in a small room where he cannot move freely or exercise.
“He is continuing his hunger strike and his health is deteriorating,” Romanos told The Associated Press in a voice message.
A Lebanese security official who spoke on condition of anonymity said he had no information on Gadhafi’s health status.
The disappearance of al-Sadr in 1978 has been a long-standing sore point in Lebanon. The cleric’s family believes he may still be alive in a Libyan prison, though most Lebanese presume al-Sadr is dead. He would be 94 years old.
Al-Sadr was the founder of the Amal group, Arabic for “hope,” and an acronym for the militia’s Arabic name, the Lebanese Resistance Brigades. The group later fought in Lebanon’s 1975-90 civil war. Lebanon’s powerful Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri heads the group.
Most of al-Sadr’s followers are convinced that Moammar Gadhafi ordered al-Sadr killed in a dispute over Libyan payments to Lebanese militias. Libya has maintained that the cleric and his two traveling companions left Tripoli in 1978 on a flight to Rome and suggested he was a victim of a power struggle among Shiites.
Gadhafi was killed by opposition fighters in 2011, ending his four-decade rule of the north African country.
Hannibal Gadhafi was born two years before al-Sadr disappeared. He fled to Algeria along with his mother and several other relatives after his father’s fall from power. He later ended up in Syria where he was given political asylum before being kidnapped and brought to Lebanon.