Tamil actor and politician Vijayakanth was admitted to a hospital in Chennai on May 19. Confirming the news, friend and actor Sarath Kumar posted on Twitter that it was part of a routine check-up.
“Following the news that my dear friend Mr Vijayakanth was admitted to the hospital today due to ill health, I contacted DMDK Deputy Secretary Mr LK Sudeesh and enquired about his well-being. The captain was admitted to the hospital for his routine check-up and it is gratifying that Sudesh said he was fine,” tweeted Sarath Kumar, who has worked with Vijayakanth in 6 Tamil films.
— R Sarath Kumar (@realsarathkumar) May 19, 2021
Vijayakanth, who is popularly known as Captain among his fans, is the founder of the political party Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK). Earlier unconfirmed reports in sections of the media had stated that he was admitted to a private hospital following fever and breathlessness.