Refuting messages doing the rounds on social media about late singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, his son SP Charan said the details of his father’s medical bills will be released on Monday by his family and the hospital where his father was undergoing treatment since early August.
According to the messages circulating on social media and chat groups, the medical bill for SP Balasubrahmanyam’s treatment amounted to a whopping Rs 3 crore and MGM hospital had refused to release his mortal remains until it was cleared. The message also claimed that the late singer’s family first approached the Tamil Nadu government and later the central government for aid in covering the bills.
“It’s unfortunate that there are rumours going around about MGM hospital and the payments regarding my dad’s care and the bills and all that technical stuff,” the late singer’s son said during a live session on social media, late on Sunday night.
“It is sad that we have to do this,” Charan said while announcing the press conference. “One person’s action makes 15-20 people, the inconvenience it causes- getting the press together, the number of people that need to come, assemble, a place, the hospitals, the heartache with all that has been going on so far in our family, in MGM,” he said in the video.
“They don’t know how offensive and hurting it is to the people who are associated with this issue. It is very disheartening that we still have people around us like this,” Charan said.
“These cannot be fans of SPB because SPB will not do something like this. He’s not somebody who hurts people. He’s somebody who would forgive this person who was spreading these rumours,” he added.
SP Balasubrahmanyam died on September 25 in Chennai due to complications from Covid-19. He had tested positive in early August and was under treatment at MGM Healthcare from August 5.
“We as a family are grieving,” Charan said, adding: “It is so simple to just post something online and mess things up for people. These person or persons who’re spreading all these rumours, god bless you all! That’s all I can say.”