DMK president and Leader of Opposition M K Stalin was admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Chennai late on Wednesday night.
Even as initial reports claimed that he was hospitalised for kidney ailment, Apollo issued a statement late this morning, in which it said Stalin underwent a surgery.
“Mr MK Stalin, DMK President, was admitted to Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, late last night. He underwnt a minor surgical procedure for the removal of a cyst from his right thigh,” it said.
The statement, which did not carry the signature of any official of the hospital, added: “He will be discharged this afternoon.”
Earlier, DMK Principal Secretary TR Baalu, was quoted as saying: “Stalin felt discomfort in his Alwarpet house around midnight and was suddenly taken to Apollo hospital,”
He added: “There is nothing critical. As he was continuously involved in party works, he did not go for medical check-ups for the past two months. Doctors have examined Stalin and he will be in rest for one or two days.”
Stalin was elected as DMK president in August, days after his father and former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi died after a prolonged illness.