Kamal Haasan has announced that he will be undergoing a follow-up surgery due to which he will take a few days off from his election campaigning schedule.
The Makkal Needhi Maiam founder took to Twitter to make the announcement wherein he said that he plans to use technology to stay connected during his recovery period.
“I travelled throughout the state covering over 5000 kilometres in fifteen days spread over the last 5 weeks to meet with our people. I have returned after personally witnessing the upsurge of people longing for a change. My zest to meet with my people and to understand their concerns outweighed the advise given to me on my personal safety.
Due to an accident a few years back, I had undergone a surgery on my leg. In continuation to that surgery, I was required to undergo a follow-up surgery. The doctors had advised me to take rest till then.
I undertook my professional and political responsibilities superseding the advise given to enable me to reach out to my brothers and sisters. The love and affection showered by the people of Tamizh Nadu, was an effective antidote to the severe pain that I used to suffer during my campaign.
Now I have an opportunity to take some rest. Therefore I would be undergoing the follow up surgery on my leg as advised. I will come back fully rejuvenated within a few days to resume my campaign with renewed vigor,” he said in a note posted on Twitter.
Kamal Haasan’s party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha election alone. The party had secured 15,73,620 votes of the 4,20,83,544 polled in Tamil Nadu. They got 3.72 percent of the total votes polled in the state and had come in third place in many urban constituencies.