Hyderabad: Superstar Rajinikanth will be discharged from Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad on the evening of 27 December, said the hospital authorities. The veteran actor was admitted to the hospital on 25 December with severe hypertension and exhaustion.

"He was kept under close medical supervision and treated by a team of doctors. His blood pressure has stabilised and he is feeling much better. In view of his improved medical condition, he is being discharged from the hospital today," said the hospital authorities.

The hospital also said that in view of his post-transplant status, labile hypertension, and age, he has been advised complete bed rest for a week, regular monitoring of blood pressure, and minimal physical activity. The actor has also been advised to avoid stress as it can increase the risk of contracting COVID-19.

The actor-turned-politician, Rajinikanth, was shooting for 'Annaatthe' in Hyderabad when he was admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Jubilee Hills here on Friday. His blood pressure was fluctuating. He tested negative for COVID-19 on 22 December.

On Saturday, doctors had said that his blood pressure was still on the higher side although it was under better control. "Medical investigations did not reveal anything alarming so far. He is scheduled for a further set of investigation today. Reports will be available by evening," said the hospital.

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