Veteran singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, who is being treated for COVID-19 at Chennai's MGM Healthcare Hospital, tested negative on Monday, his son S P Charan said. However, the 74-year-old singer is still on ventilator. Sharing a video on his Instagram profile, SPB's son S P Charan said, "We were expecting dad's lungs to improve as they were but unfortunately we are still not at that point where we could rid him of the ventilator. But the good news is that dad is COVID negative." The signer was admitted to Chennai's MGM Healthcare hospital on August 5 after he tested positive for the virus. S P Balasubrahmanyam had mild symptoms when he was taken to hospital this month.
However, he was later moved to the Intensive Care Unit or ICU and placed on life support when his condition deteriorated. SP Balasubrahmanyam tested positive for the novel coronavirus and got admitted to MGM Healthcare on August 5. His condition worsened and he was deemed critical by the doctors on August 13. He has been on a ventilator ever since.Several celebrities including AR Rahman, Ilaiyaraaja, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and others prayed for SP a winner of six National Awards, has collaborated with music composers such as Ilaiyaraaja and Oscar-winning A R Rahman. He is also a recipient of the Padma Shri as well as the Padma Bhushan.