T Rajendar hospitalized; son Silambarasan TR to issue statement soon
Veteran Kollywood actor, filmmaker, and politician T Rajendar reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this month. As per reports, he has been undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Chennai. While there is no official confirmation regarding his health status, reports suggest that his son and Kollywood actor Silambarasan TR aka STR will soon release a statement regarding the same.
Though it has been nearly three weeks since the veteran filmmaker fell sick, the news surfaced only on Monday evening. "TR was hospitalized on May 7 following a cardiac arrest," a source told DT Next. "He was rushed to a hospital in [Old Mahabalipuram Road] and was later shifted to another hospital in [Chennai] a few days ago," the source added.
While some media reports suggest that Rajendar will be flown to Singapore for further treatment, others claim that the 67-year-old will be taken to the United States. We will have to wait to find out what step the politician's family takes. Other than that, according to DT Next, the veteran actor's present condition is stable, although he "immediately needs surgery."
As soon as the news about Rajendar's medical condition surfaced, rumors started pouring. In order to quash them and to update his fans about his condition, STR is reported to issue a statement soon. Notably, the Tamil actor recently spoke of his father, recalling how TR has been his idol when he took part in the audio launch of Kamal Haasan's upcoming film Vikram.
To recall, Rajendar was last seen in the 2017 Tamil film, Vizhithiru, in a guest role. He made headlines earlier this year when he slammed ex-Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa during a press meet. Rajendar started his career with Oru Thalai Ragam (1980), which marked his debut as a screenwriter, actor, and musician. We wish him a speedy recovery.