Veteran Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam Tests COVID-19 Positive


Veteran singer-actor SP Balasubrahmanyam has been admitted to a hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, Financial Express reported quoting PTI.

The 74-year-old singer, who has worked across Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam film industries, shared the news in a video message on Facebook, the report added.

The report quoted the veteran singer as saying that he was feeling chest congestion, cold and “on and off” fever since two-three days, following which he got himself tested for COVID-19.

“They said it is a very mild case of coronavirus positive. They said you can stay at home and self-quarantine and asked me to take some medications. “But I didn’t want to do that with all my family members being very concerned for me. So, I got admitted to a hospital, my friends are here and taking good care of me,” the veteran singer was quoted as saying in the report. He also asked his well-wishers to not panic about his health and assured them that he was doing fine.

“I am in good hands and good health. Nobody should worry. I’m perfectly fine, except for the cold and fever, which has also subsided. In two days, I would be discharged and back home. Thank you for the concern,” reported Financial Express.

SP Balasubrahmanyam made his singing debut in 1966 and has bagged multiple National Awards. He has recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 Indian languages.

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