Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, 77, was discharged from a Mumbai hospital on Sunday after undergoing three weeks of treatment for the coronavirus.

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His actor son, Abhishek Bachchan, who is still in the Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital with the virus, made the announcement on Twitter, writing: “🙏🏽 my father, thankfully, has tested negative on his latest Covid-19 test and has been discharged from the hospital. He will now be at home and rest. Thank you all for all your prayers and wishes for him. 🙏🏽”

He also gave an update on his status, as well: “I, Unfortunately due to some comorbidities remain Covid-19 positive and remain in hospital. Again, thank you all for your continued wishes and prayers for my family. Very humbled and indebted. 🙏 I’ll beat this and come back healthier! Promise. 💪🏽”

Both were hospitalized July 11.

The Bachchans are often called Bollywood’s first family.

Left to right: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan at HT Mumbais most stylish awards 2015 in Mumbai. (Photo by Milind Shelte/The India Today Group via Getty Images)

Left to right: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan at HT Mumbais most stylish awards 2015 in Mumbai. (Photo by Milind Shelte/The India Today Group via Getty Images)

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Abhishek Bachchan’s wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and their 8-year-old daughter — who both also contracted the virus — left the hospital last week after recovering.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a top Bollywood actress.

Amitabh Bachchan’s wife, Jaya, is also an actress and a one-time member of Parliament. She did not contract the coronavirus.

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was diagnosed with coronavirus along with his son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was diagnosed with coronavirus along with his son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

The elder Bachchan has acted in more than 200 Indian films over the past five decades. He is also a former politician and television host.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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