S P Balasubrahmanyam still on life support

S P Charan rubbished rumours claiming that his father, veteran singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, tested COVID-19 negative and informed that the playback icon is still on life support. Charan issued a video message recently and requested everyone to refrain from rumor-mongering. The video came minutes after news reports emerged claiming that the 74-year-old singer has tested COVID-19 negative.

In the video, Charan said: "I usually post appa's health updates after I have a discussion with the medical team from the hospital. But unfortunately, I am forced to put up a post. I am the only one who gets the information about dad, all updates come to me first and only then I post it to the media. Unfortunately, there is a rumour going around that dad has been tested negative for COVID-19."

"Regardless of whether it is COVID-19 negative or positive, the status is still the same. Clinically he is on life support, on ECMO ventilator. He is stable fortunately and we are hoping the stability will help him recover his lungs as early as possible. So please kindly refrain from rumour-mongering. I will put up a post this evening after I have a discussion with the doctors and the medical team, and I will give you an update. Thank you so very much," he concluded.

S P Balasubrahmanyam had tested COVID-19 positive earlier in the month of August and is undergoing treatment at Chennai's 'MGM Healthcare'.

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