Amitabh Bachchan Tests Coronavirus +ve; "Shifted To Hospital," He Tweets
Amitabh Bachchan revealed his COVID-19 diagnosis in a tweet
- Mr Bachchan revealed his COVID-19 diagnosis in a tweet on Saturday
- "Family and staff undergone tests," tweeted Amitabh Bachchan
- "Hospital informing authorities," he added
Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan tested positive for coronavirus, he revealed in a tweet on Saturday night. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope told that Mr Bachchan is asymptomatic and stable. In his tweet, Mr Bachchan, 77, said that he's been admitted to a hospital - Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital. Amitabh Bachchan also said his family members and staff have undergone tests for COVID-19 and their results are awaited. "I have tested COVID positive. Shifted to hospital... hospital informing authorities... family and staff undergone tests, results awaited," read a part of Mr Bachchan's tweet. "All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested," Mr Bachchan added in his tweet.
Here's what Amitabh Bachchan tweeted:
T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 11, 2020
All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !
While "Get well soon" tweets poured in from fans on Twitter, filmmaker Boney Kapoor was one of the first celebrities to send good wishes to Mr Bachchan:
Get well soon Amit Ji.— Boney Kapoor (@BoneyKapoor) July 11, 2020
Get well soon sir, my sincere prayers for your speedy recovery— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) July 11, 2020
Take care Amit ji.Praying for your good health and quick recovery. https://t.co/KRwPQ9RQZT— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 11, 2020
During the lockdown, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted about working for long hours with detailed disclaimers that proper precautionary measures were in place on the sets. Mr Bachchan had tweeted about a sprained hamstring muscle earlier in May. Mr Bachchan was shooting for the upcoming season of Kaun Banega Crorepati and also for a few videos applauding COVID-19 warriors.
Amitabh Bachchan clocked 51 years in Bollywood this year. Last year, in November, the actor wrote about undergoing check-ups and medical procedures at the hospital in a tweet and also in his blog post. Earlier in October, Big B was admitted to Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital for a few days for routine check-ups.
Last month, Amitabh Bachchan's Gulabo Sitabo released on OTT platform Amazon Prime, making it Big B's first ever digital release. Mr Bachchan was critically acclaimed for his performance in the movie, also starring Ayushmann Khurrana. Amitabh Bachchan's line-up of films now includes Brahmastra, Jhund and Chehre. Mr Bachchan will also return as the host of Kaun Banega Crorepati for the upcoming season.