Hyderabad: Veteran actor Rajnikanth was admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad after suffering from “severe fluctuations” in his blood pressure on Friday.
A statement from Apollo Hospitals read, “Mr Rajnikanth has been admitted in the hospital today morning. He was shooting for a movie in Hyderabad since the last 10 days. A couple of people on the sets tested positive for COVID-19. Mr Rajnikanth was tested on 22 December for COVID-19 and he was negative. Since then he isolated himself and was monitored closely.”
The statement further stated, “Though he did not have any symptoms of Covid-19, his blood pressure showed severe fluctuations and needed further evaluation for which he has been admitted to the hospital. He will be investigated and monitored closely in the hospital till his blood pressure settles down before being discharged. Apart from fluctuating blood pressure and exhaustion he does not have any other symptoms and is hemodynamically stable.”
Rajinikanth, who turned 70 on December 12, had been shooting for Tamil film Annaatthe in Hyderabad since December 14.
Earlier this week, four crew members of the film had tested positive for COVID-19. Following this, Rajinikanth took the COVID-19 test on December 22 and his result came negative. But, the actor decided to isolate himself and was under observation.