Southern superstar Rajinikanth was admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad today after the 70-year-old actor's blood pressure "fluctuated severely", said the hospital. In a statement issued by the hospital, it was said that Rajinikanth was admitted in the morning hours and his blood pressure showed severe fluctuations that needed further evaluation.
"He will be investigated and monitored closely in hospital till his blood pressure settles down before he can be discharged. Apart from fluctuating blood pressure and exhaustion he does not have any other symptoms and is hemodynamically stable," the hospital said.
According to the hospital, Rajinikanth tested negative for the Coronavirus on December 22.
Rajinikanth was shooting for his movie Annaatthe in Hyderabad for the last 10 days. A couple of people on the film sets had tested positive for Covid-19. Rajinikanth tested negative on December 22 and since then has been in isolation although being monitored closely, the hospital said.
"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," it said in a statement.
He had earlier said he would complete the movie before getting into active politics in Tamil Nadu.
Rajinikanth had said he would announce details of his political party on December 31. The actor made the announcement a day after he met with senior office bearers of his forum, the Rajini Makkal Mandram. "District office bearers expressed their opinions. They have said they will agree to whatever decision I take. I will announce my decision as soon as possible," the actor had told reporters outside his home.
It can be recalled that Rajinikanth last went on social media in October to clarify on reports that he was in two minds about his political plans because of his health. The speculation was fuelled after a letter allegedly written by hi was leaked. It seemed to indicate that the veteran actor had been advised by doctors to restrict his movements since he has a kidney condition and could be even more vulnerable to COVID-19. The doctors reportedly advised him that a vaccine was the only solution and they were not sure if his body would even accept it.
(With inputs from IANS)
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