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Amitabh Bachchan Tests Coronavirus +ve; "Shifted To Hospital," He Tweets

Amitabh Bachchan Tests Coronavirus +ve;

Amitabh Bachchan revealed his COVID-19 diagnosis in a tweet

Highlights

  • 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
New Delhi:

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:

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:

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.

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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.