“His condition is stable, but he will be required to stay at least two more days in the hospital, and a decision about his discharge will be taken only thereafter,” the hospital source said.
The south superstar has been hospitalised for the second time in a week. He was admitted to the ICU of the hospital after a bout of vomiting April 29, but was discharged in the evening.
“I don’t know where these rumours started from,” stated his wife Latha Rajinikanth in a press statement on Friday, “They are false. He is in good health and is taking rest at home.”
Since the last couple of weeks, the Superstar’s health has become a cause of concern for his fans. The actor looked a bit out of sorts on the morning during the launch of Rana. Later that evening, he was admitted to a private hospital in Mylapore with symptoms of exhaustion. A few days later, he was again admitted for allergic bronchitis and viral fever.
CHENNAI: Actor Rajinikath is back in hospital for pneumonia, renal and gastro-intestinal problems. Doctors at Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, Porur in Chennai, where the 61-year-old film icon was admitted on Saturday, said he was being treated for recurrent respiratory infection and a stomach ailment. His stressful schedules coupled with lifestyle habits, including smoking, could have worsened his health condition.
Rajinikanth, who had returned home after two rounds of hospitalization, was rushed back to hospital on Saturday when his respiratory problems worsened. A series of investigations including a CT scan was done by a team of doctors, who concluded that he suffered from pneumonia.
They found he had fluid accumulation between the layers of the tissue that line the lungs and chest cavity. Blood test reports also showed elevated levels of creatinine in blood showing signs of kidney disorders and other gastrointestinal problems. He is being intermittently given oxygen support and is pumped in with antibiotics to clear infection of the lower respiratory tract. A medical bulletin from the hospital said he was ”not in the ICU and has been progressing well”.
On April 29, the actor was first taken to the hospital when he complained of fatigue and vomiting on the first day of shooting for his upcoming film Rana. Doctors at the St Isabel’s Hospital said he was dehydrated and exhausted. He was discharged the same day. On May 4, he was moved into the ICU of the hospital with breathing difficulty and discomfort. A week later, he was discharged and advised rest.
His wife, Latha, said on Friday that his health condition was improving. Senior doctors visited him at his residence. But in Saturday, the family moved him to Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre after he once again complained of discomfort.