Singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam Tests Positive For COVID-19

The Coronavirus is spreading rapidly and yet another Tollywood celebrity is infected by the virus.  Legendary singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam tested positive for COVID-19 with ‘very mild symptoms’ and has been advised a 15 day quarantine at home.  However, the singer decided to be admitted to the hospital by not taking any chances.

S.P. Balasubrahmanyam took to Twitter and shared a video message saying, “Since the last couple of days, I was feeling a bit of discomfort with symptoms like chest congestion, Phlegm formation, cold and on & off fever. Without taking it easy, I went to the hospital and got myself thoroughly checked.  Eventually, I was tested positive for COVID-19 with ‘very mild symptoms’ and doctors have advised to stay at home for 15 days in self-quarantine.  I didn’t want to take any risk and cause trouble to the concerned family members, so I got admitted in the hospital.  All my doctor friends and hospital staff have been taking good care of me (sic.)”

Balasubrahmanyam also requested his friends not to call him to check on him as he is doing perfectly fine and is confident of getting discharged soon.

S.P. Balasubrahmanyam is considered one of the greatest playback singers and has crooned over 40,000 songs in languages like Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam in a career span of five decades.  He has garnered six National Film Awards for Best Male Playback Singer for his works in four different languages and is also a proud recipient of the highest civilian awards like the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan from the Government of India.


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