The doctor at the hospital, while talking exclusively to ETimes TV, informed that Sunil had suffered a heart attack and was also found Covid positive at the time of admission.
The doctor said, “Sunil Grover is a young TV artist. He had chest pain after which he was adviced to visit the hospital. After blood tests and ECG, it was discovered that he had suffered a heart attack. He was given medication and medically stabilised. He was also found Covid positive. Although he had no symptoms – no fever, no cough – the treatment was given for that as well. After a week, an angiography was done. It was found that all his three arteries had blockage. Hence, a bypass surgery was recommended and done 14 days ago. He has recovered well and is being discharged now.”
When he was asked about the possibility of the actor resuming work anytime soon, the doctor said, “He has to be careful, adopt a healthy lifestyle and pay attention to his diet. He also has to walk regularly and exercise. He has to rest…Maybe after two to three weeks, he will be back to normal life and he can resume work.”
The news of his heart surgery on February 2 came as a shock to many of his fans including Bollywood veteran actress Simi Grewal. She took to Twitter to wish Sunil a speedy recovery.
She wrote, “Am shocked that @WhoSunilGrover has had heart surgery. Filling our hearts with laughter & joy..at the cost of his own. I pray he recovers fast.. He has a formidable talent..& I’m a huge fan!!”
ETimes TV had called the Asian Heart Institute to confirm reports of his surgery. The hospital authorities shared that he had been admitted and is recuperating well. While they did not divulge more, Sunil reportedly had blockage in his arteries.
The news upset several of his fans and they took to social media to express their sorrow and wish Sunil a speedy recovery. A fan wrote, “My Prayers with him. Get well Soon sir #SunilGrover.”
Sunil is known for being part of successful TV shows like Comedy Nights With Kapil and The Kapil Sharma Show where he played popular characters of Gutthi and Dr Mashoor Gulati. He also starred in Kanpur Wale Khuranas and Gangs Of Filmistaan.