Rajinikanth admitted to hospital for “fluctuating blood pressure”

Rajinikanth stopped filming his film after four members tested positive for Covid.

New Delhi:

Rajinikanth was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad due to “serious oscillations” in blood pressure, according to a statement Friday.

The mega-star is in Hyderabad filming his film “Annaatthe“but was canceled earlier this week after four crew members tested positive for Covid.

According to a statement from Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, Rajinikanth was negative for Covid on Tuesday.

“Although he had no symptoms of COVID-19, his blood pressure showed severe oscillations and he needed further assessment as to why he was admitted to the hospital. He will be examined and closely monitored at the hospital until his blood pressure calms down before he is released.” it is stated in the statement.

Apollo added that apart from fluctuations in blood pressure and exhaustion, “he had no other symptoms and is hemodynamically stable.”

Rajinikanth admitted in October that doctors advised him to be vigilant because his immune system was weak after a kidney transplant, making him more susceptible to the coronavirus. Doctors reportedly advised counsel that the vaccine was the only solution and were unsure if his body would accept it at all.


The actor made the clarification after a leaked letter, which he said he wrote, sparked speculation that he did not want to join politics because of his health. “The letter is not mine, but the information about my health and the doctor’s advice is true,” Rajinikanth said in a statement.

Last month, Rajinikanth consulted with his outfit and said he had decided to get into politics and start his own party that will fight for the elections in Tamil Nadu to be held in four months. “It is now or never,” he said, promising a miracle in the polls.

Sources close to the 70-year-old said earlier that he would return to Chennai in two days to announce the launch date on New Year’s Eve.

The plan is for the two leaders of his “Rajini Makkal Mandram” equipment to launch a two-week tour of Tamil Nadu on January 4 and visit each district to oversee the party’s preparations on the ground, including the establishment of a stand committee. Upon their return, Rajinikanth will formally launch its political party in the third or fourth week of January.