Tamil movie comedy actor and Padma Shri awardee Vivek is in a critical condition and is on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) support, said a private hospital where he was admitted on Friday morning after showing 'acute coronary syndrome with cardiogenic shock'.
In a statement issued here, the SIMS Hospital said Vivek was brought to the emergency ward of the hospital in an unconscious state at about 11 a.m. by his family members.
The hospital said Vivek was resuscitated in the emergency room by specialists. Later, he underwent an emergency coronary angiogram followed by an angioplasty.
Vivek, 59, is currently in a critical condition on ECMO in the intensive care unit, the hospital said.