Hyderabad: Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth, who was shooting in Hyderabad the last 10 days for 'Annaatthe' was admitted in Apollo hospitals, Jubilee Hills. The health complaint is said to be severe fluctuations in his blood pressure. He tested negative for COVID-19 on 22 December. The doctors at the private hospital are keenly monitoring his situation.
The movie shoot was put on hold as four crew members tested positive. Although he is not showing any symptoms of COVID-19, he seems to be suffering from severe blood pressure fluctuations and fatigue.
The hospital authorities released the following statement:
"Rajinikanth has been admitted in the hospital on Friday morning. He had been shooting for a movie in Hyderabad for 10 days. A couple of people on the sets tested positive for COVID-19. Rajinikanth was tested on 22 December for COVID-19 and he was negative. From the time of the test, he has isolated himself and was being monitored closely," the statement read.
"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. He will be investigated and monitored closely 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," the statement read.
#Rajnikant has been admitted in Apollo Hospital after Blood Pressure fluctuation.@NewsMeter_In pic.twitter.com/WKvAiZdY2j— Sumit l सुमित (@sumitjha__) December 25, 2020
#Rajnikant has been admitted in Apollo Hospital after Blood Pressure fluctuation.@NewsMeter_In pic.twitter.com/WKvAiZdY2j
Sun Pictures had earlier tweeted that due to four crew members being tested positive for COVID-19, the shoot has been postponed. They assured that the superstar tested negative.
Announcement : During routine testing at #Annaathe shoot 4 crew members have tested positive for Covid19. Superstar @rajinikanth and other crew members have tested negative. To ensure utmost safety #Annaatthe shooting has been postponed.— Sun Pictures (@sunpictures) December 23, 2020
Announcement : During routine testing at #Annaathe shoot 4 crew members have tested positive for Covid19. Superstar @rajinikanth and other crew members have tested negative. To ensure utmost safety #Annaatthe shooting has been postponed.
Rajinikanth being admitted into the hospital has started a wave of 'get well soon' messages pouring in from fans across the globe.