Chennai

Actor Vivekh critical, hospitalised in Chennai

Actor Vivekh  

Tamil actor Vivekh was admitted to SIMS Hospital, Vadapalani in Chennai on Friday after he complained of chest pain and fainted, film industry and hospital sources said.

He has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and has been put on ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) treatment, according to hospital sources.

Also Read | Get ‘First Day First Show’, our weekly newsletter from the world of cinema, in your inbox. You can subscribe for free here

The 59-year-old comedian, who had taken the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, complained of chest pain and fainted and was rushed to the hospital.

Vivekh, who is a Padma Shree recipient, is known for featuring in several hit films like Minnale, Dhool, Kushi and Sivaji to mention a few. He was last seen in Dharala Prabhu, the Tamil remake of the 2012 Hindi film Vicky Donor.

He has also appeared as the lead protagonist in movies such as the recent Vellai Pookal, for which he garnered praise, and has been involved in social causes including afforestation.

(With inputs from PTI)

Related Topics
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | May 19, 2021 6:12:17 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/actor-vivekh-critical-hospitalised-in-chennai/article34334305.ece

Next Story