Rajinikanth undergoes dialysis; in ICU

Last Updated: May 19, 2011, 11:11 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Chennai: South superstar Rajinikanth, who was admitted to the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre on May 13 for recurrent respiratory infection and gastro-intestinal problems, was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit where he underwent dialysis as the sixty-one year old superstar’s kidneys were not functioning normally.

Talking to a daily, a doctor treating Rajini said, “We decided to put him through haemodialysis. As of now, we don`t know if he would require dialysis for life. We are hoping his kidneys will return to normalcy once his lower respiratory tract infection is cleared.”

Rajinikanth, who suffered from viral fever and exhaustion, was recently admitted to SRMU at suburban Porur days after he was discharged from another hospital where he had been treated for allergic bronchitis and viral fever.

He had suffered from exhaustion on April 29, the first day of the shoot of his new period film `Rana` co-starring Deepika Padukone, which is being directed by K S Ravikumar.

He was admitted to Isabel Hospital in the city and discharged the same day, only to be readmitted there on May 4 for allergic bronchitis and viral fever.

His family had last week dismissed reports that his health had deteriorated.