SP Balasubrahmanyam's condition 'improves' as he continues to be on life support, says veteran singer's son

SP Balasubrahmanyam, who is being treated for COVID-19, is 'still on life support, but he is breathing a little more comfortably than a few days back', his son and filmmaker SP Charan said on Sunday

FP Staff August 17, 2020 09:32:55 IST
SP Balasubrahmanyam's condition 'improves' as he continues to be on life support, says veteran singer's son

Veteran playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam being treated for COVID-19 is able to recognise people around him and is breathing a little more comfortably than before, his son and filmmaker SP Charan said on Sunday.

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Posting an update on his father's health condition on his social media page, he said Balasubrahmanyam has been shifted to a sixth-floor facility from the third floor Intensive Care Unit of MGM Healthcare here.

"The pleasant news is...he showed the thumbs-up sign to the doctors, he is able to recognise doctors, people (around)...he is still on life support. He is breathing a little more comfortably than a few days back," he said.

Doctors treating him find it as a very good sign towards getting better, he said.

Here is Charan's video

"There is a lot of effort from the medical team. It will take a long time for recovery. But we are all hopeful.

This (recovery) is not going to happen in one or two days or even a week maybe. But surely he is definitely going to heal, recover and get back to us as early as possible," Charan said, adding he and the doctors were all happy about the improvement.

The singer is looking good and not fully sedated now and he would not talk for a little while, Charan said.

However, surely he would get to "that level soon" enough, the veteran singer's son said.

He said his mother was getting much better and could be discharged from the hospital by Tuesday or Wednesday and hoped his father too would follow his mother and get back home.

Charan thanked his father's fans, friends and well-wishers for their prayers and support.

On Saturday, Assistant Director (Medical Services), Dr Anuradha Baskaran, of MGM Healthcare said in a statement: "Thiru SP Balasubrahmanyam who is admitted at MGM Healthcare due to COVID-19 continues to be on life support in the Intensive Care Unit. He remains stable and the doctors are closely monitoring his clinical parameters."

On 5 August, the singer had posted a video on his Facebook page, informing his fans and followers that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that he was doing well.

In the video, he had said that he was receiving treatment at a Chennai-based private hospital.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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