Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to the Lilavati hospital here on Friday night because of 'high fever and chest infection', was never in the the ICU and is recovering well, his wife Saira Banu said on Saturday. She issued a statement on Dilip Kumar's official Twitter account saying: "Dilip Sahab was admitted to Lilavati Hospital for treatment of high fever and chest infection on April 15 night".
He was advised intravenous administration of antibiotics for speedy recovery. "Oral drugs would not act as fast as the IV injections, the doctors advised. Hence it became necessary to shift him to a hospital. He is recovering well and is stable by the grace of God and the care of the doctors treating him. He is in a room and in the hospital and not in the ICU as spread by rumours," the statement said.