SP Balasubrahmanyam's son SP Charan has been regularly updating the fans about his father's health condition who has been admitted to the MGM Healthcare after SPB was tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

In his latest video statement, SP Charan broke down while thanking the fans and celebrities for coming together for the mass prayer today (August 20th). SP Charan said, "There has not been much development in my father's health condition so far. I realise there is nothing much to update. But again we are keeping our hopes alive. We are confident that all the prayers showered upon him and his family are definitely going to help him recover as early as possible. I would love to thank the film industry and the music industry all over the country who are getting together this evening for the mass prayer for my father. We as a family are very grateful and the prayers we are getting from all over the world is huge. They are all great people. We are grateful for everyone and to the ones who initiated this mass prayer. There are no words to say or thank them. I bow down my head to them. These prayers won't go in vain. God has a heart. This mass prayer gives big strength to our family. Thank you."

After being admitted to the hospital on August 5th, SPB released a video from the hospital and said that he had mild symptoms and that his fever had subsided and that he has a cold. On August 13th, MGM Healthcare released a statement saying the SP Balasubrahmanyam was stable and that his oxygen levels are normal. However, his health conditioned worsened later that night and was said he is in critical condition. SPB was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and is on life support. MGM Healthcare released a statement on August 19th explaining the current health condition of SPB. The management has stated that SPB is still on a ventilator and is being monitored by an expert of doctors. It is also stated that SPB is under the support of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).

Veteran director Bharathiraja has also called for a mass prayer for SPB, tomorrow (August 20) evening at 6 PM and he has also asked big names like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Ilaiyaraaja, AR Rahman among other to be a part of this mass gathering from their respective homes. Bharathiraja has also asked all the fans and well-wishers of SPB to join this mass prayer as a mark of love and gratitude.

SP Balasubrahmanyam has worked across Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam film industries and has won six National Film Awards. He has also been honoured with the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. Since his singing debut in 1966 with the Telugu film Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna, Balasubrahmanyam has recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 Indian languages.