Veteran actor Rajinikanth has been admitted to the Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad following “severe fluctuations” in his blood pressure and exhaustion.
The Tamil superstar had earlier tested negative for Covid-19 and had been under self-isolation. He is being monitored for the same.
A statement issued from the Apollo Hospitals 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 to the hospital. He will be investigated and monitored closely in the hospital till his blood pressure settles down before being discharged.”
Apollo further added apart from blood pressure spikes and exhaustion “he did not have any other symptoms and is hemodynamically stable”.
The 70-year was shooting for his upcoming film “Annaatthe” in Hyderabad, but was halted after eight members of the crew had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Rajinikanth had in October admitted that his doctors had advised him to take extra care as his immune system had weakened following the renal transplant, making him susceptible to Covid-19.
Taking to Twitter, the actor had revealed that he is ready to take a long-delayed political plunge. Rajinikanth is set to formally launch his political party “Rajini Makkal Mandram” in the third or fourth week of January next year.