Actor Amitabh Bachchan has been discharged from Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital, where he was being treated for COVID-19, after a 23-day stay on Sunday. The 77-year-old actor announced on July 11 that he had tested positive for the virus and was in hospital – his son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, announced soon after that he had tested positive as well and was also in the same hospital. Sharing an update about Big B’s health, Abhishek Bachchan tweeted: “My father, thankfully, has tested negative on his latest COVID-19 test and has been discharged from the hospital. He will now be at home and rest. Thank you all for all your prayers and wishes for him.” In a separate tweet, Abhishek shared that he again tested positive for the virus and he will remain in the hospital: “I, unfortunately, due to some comorbidities remain COVID-19 positive and remain in hospital. Again, thank you all for your continued wishes and prayers for my family. Very humbled and indebted. I’ll beat this and come back healthier! Promise.”
Abhishek’s wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also tested positive and was isolated at home, the actor revealed on July 12. Aishwarya was moved to hospital a week later and discharged on July 27. Amitabh Bachchan’s wife Jaya Bachchan tested negative.
🙏🏽 my father, thankfully, has tested negative on his latest Covid-19 test and has been discharged from the hospital. He will now be at home and rest. Thank you all for all your prayers and wishes for him. 🙏🏽
— Abhishek 𝐁𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧 (@juniorbachchan) August 2, 2020