Veteran singer-actor SP Balasubramanian on Wednesday said he has been admitted to a hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.
The 74-year-old singer, who has worked across Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam film industries, shared the news during a video message on Facebook.
Balasubrahmanyam said he was feeling chest congestion, cold and “on and off” fever since two-three days, following which he got himself tested for COVID-19.
“They said it’s a really mild case of coronavirus positive. They said you’ll occupy home and self quarantine and asked me to require some medications.
“But I didn’t want to try to to that with all my relations being very concerned on behalf of me . So, I got admitted to a hospital, my friends are here and taking excellent care of me,” the veteran singer said.
He also asked his well-wishers to not panic about his health and guaranteed them that he was doing fine.
“I am in good hands and healthiness . Nobody should worry. I’m perfectly fine, apart from the cold and fever, which has also subsided. In two days, i might be discharged and back home. many thanks for the priority ,” he added.
Since his singing debut in 1966 with the Telugu film “Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna”, Balasubrahmanyam has bagged multiple National Awards and recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 Indian languages.
The singer went on to become superstar Salman Khan’s on-screen voice, crooning popular tracks for him in films like “Maine Pyaar Kiya” (1989), “Saajan” (1991) and 1994 blockbuster “Hum Aapke Hai Koun…!”.