Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam remains stable, continues to be on ventilator


CHENNAI: Almost two weeks after recovering from COVID-19, playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam’s clinical condition remains stable but continues to require ventilator and ECMO support in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the hospital authorities said on Tuesday.

According to the health bulletin from MGM Healthcare, the musician remains “awake, responsive and his vital parameters are satisfactory”.

“His current clinical condition warrants an extended stay at the Intensive Care Unit,” the health bulletin further read.

On August 21, in a statement issued to the media, the senior singer’s son SP Charan said his father is stable and has tested negative for coronavirus.

“Dear media friends. Thanks for your continuous support and prayers for my father. My father is fine and stable and his corona test has become negative. will keep you posted about the updates,” the statement read.

On August 5, the musician confirmed testing positive for COVID-19 with ‘mild’ symptoms through a video message posted on his official Facebook page.

In the video, the singer detailed about having a little “discomfort” for two days, stating he had chest congestion along with cold and on-off fever, which led him to get tested for the virus.

Upon the news of his critical health condition, scores of celebrities including superstar Rajinikanth wished him a speedy recovery.
A special prayer — ‘Usha Puja’ — was offered at the Sabarimala Temple earlier in the day for the speedy recovery of legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam. (ANI)