- "Please pray for S P Balasubrahmanyam sir," tweeted actor Dhanush
- Shekhar Kapur tweeted: "Praying for the great singer"
- Composer Ilaiyaraaja shared an emotional message
"Please pray for S P Balasubrahmanyam sir," tweeted actor Dhanush recently, following news that the celebrated singer is on life support at the Chennai hospital, where he is being treated for COVID-19.Messages and wishes poured in for the 74-year-old singer on Twitter, with fans and celebs praying for his speedy recovery. "I request all the music fans to pray for this legend along with me," tweeted music maestro A R Rahman while Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya wrote: "Get well soon." Renowned composer Ilaiyaraaja, 77, shared an emotional video message on social media, in which he addressed S P Balasubrahmanyam as Balu and said: "Come back soon." S P Balasubrahmanyam was admitted to Chennai hospital MGM Healthcare on August 5.
On Saturday, the Chennai hospital said that the singer continues to be on life support but is stable, reported news agency PTI.
Bollywood filmmakers Shekhar Kapur and Boney Kapoor also tweeted for S P Balasubrahmanyam: "Praying for the speedy recovery of legendary Thiru S P Balasubrahmanyam," tweeted Boney Kapoor while Shekhar Kapur wrote: "Praying for the great singer."
Here's how celebs showered "legend" S P Balasubrahmanyam with a whole lot of love.
I request all the music fans to pray for this legend along with me ..#SPBalasubrahmanyam ..he has given us so much joy with his amazing voice! https://t.co/8r2TjQe6wj— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) August 14, 2020
Please pray for SPB sir!— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) August 14, 2020
#GetWellSoonSPB sir ???????????????????????? https://t.co/PYrJ3GmGXp— soundarya rajnikanth (@soundaryaarajni) August 14, 2020
இறைவா ???????????? pic.twitter.com/SUTJDmE8mp— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) August 14, 2020
My sincere prayers for #SPBalasubrahmanyam sir's speedy recovery! @CharanSripathi— Prasanna (@Prasanna_actor) August 14, 2020
Lets all Strongly Pray to GOD for our GOD OF SINGING..— DEVI SRI PRASAD (@ThisIsDSP) August 14, 2020
We all know U wil come back STRONG & FINE ????????????????
To bless our LIVES with ur DIVINE VOICE as always
Lov U sir ..
Ur Health wil be Pefectly Fine..❤️
Prayers ????????for the health and recovery of #SPBalasubrahmanyam— Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) August 14, 2020
Praying for the great singer #SPBalasubrahmanyam on a ventilator with #Covid_19@arrahmanhttps://t.co/XrNM7fvewj— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) August 14, 2020
Praying for the Speedy recovery of Legendary Thiru S P Balasubrahmanyam.#SPBalasubrahmanyam— Boney Kapoor (@BoneyKapoor) August 14, 2020
On Saturday, Dr Anuradha Baskaran, Assistant Director Medical Services 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," reported PTI.
On Friday, MGM Healthcare, where S P Balsubrahmanyam is admitted for COVID-19, said in a statement: "In a late night development on 13th August 2020, his condition had deteriorated and based on the advice of the expert medical team attending to him, he has been moved to the intensive Care Unit and he is on life support and his condition remains critical." On Thursday, the hospital had said that S P Balasubrahmanyam had been admitted for "mild symptoms of COVID continues to be stable and is maintaining normal oxygen saturation."
In a video message on August 5, the day S P Balasubrahmanyam was admitted to the hospital, the singer said: "Last two to three days, I have been having a little discomfort. Discomfort means little chest congestion, which for a singer is nonsense. Had cold and on and off fever. These three things, otherwise no problem. But I didn't want to take it easy, so I went to the hospital and checked. They said it was just a mild, very mild case of corona. They said I can stay home and self-quarantine myself. But I didn't want to do that."
S P Balasubrahmanyam is a National Film Award-winning music legend, who has also been honoured with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan. Mr Balasubrahmanyam has sung more than 40,000 songs in several languages and is also an actor and film producer.(With PTI inputs)