Superstar Rajinikanth said on Thursday that doctors had advised him not to go into politics in the wake of the kidney transplant and coronavirus epidemic.
- Latest version:October 30, 2020, 6:01 p.m.
Rajinikanth said on his Twitter handle that he had not released any statement on social media suggesting that he could reconsider entering politics considering his health condition. However, the actor said that the information regarding his health condition and the advice given to him by the doctors was correct.
The actor said, ‘Everyone knows that this was not my statement. However, the information about my health condition and the advice given to me by the doctors was correct. According to the statement, doctors have advised Rajinikanth not to enter politics due to kidney transplantation and coronavirus outbreak in 2016.
The risk of contracting coronavirus is highThe statement said doctors had given them this advice when asked for their views on entering politics. According to the statement, the doctors told him, ‘You are now 70 years old. Your body’s immune system is a bit weaker than others because of kidney transplants. Therefore, you are at high risk of being infected with the coronavirus.
Considering these aspects, in these days of the epidemic, doctors advised Rajinikanth to stay away from politics. He was treated at a hospital in Singapore in 2011 for kidney problems and later had a kidney transplant at a US hospital in May 2016, the statement said. The actor saw the beginning of ‘Mandaram’ as a preparation before entering politics. The actor said he wanted to bring a political revolution in Tamil Nadu and he did not want to be the chief minister.