Nikita Mikhalkov hospitalized with flu.
Photo: Mikhail FROLOV
At first, the media reported that the 77-year-old director had covid pneumonia and was in serious condition. But then Mikhalkov’s press secretary, Irina Myachina, said that her boss had the flu.
– The president of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia, Nikita Mikhalkov, was hospitalized with flu, – said the press secretary of Nikita Mikhalkov.
The director’s wife, Tatyana Mikhalkova, says that the exact diagnosis is not yet known. According to her, now he is being transported to Moscow. But where? Before the New Year, the director, according to rumors, was in Altai.
Five days ago, Nikita Sergeevich returned to Moscow to say goodbye to his friend, the composer Eduard Artemiev, who died on December 29 from the effects of the covid. In early December, Eduard Artemyev was hospitalized with a coronovirus that caused pneumonia. He was cured of covid in the hospital, but complications began…
Saying goodbye to him, Nikita Mikhalkov stayed in the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, together with other mourners, for an hour and a half, while the funeral was taking place. There were enough people there. Now some whisper that it was there that the director may have contracted the flu. But those around Mikhalkov do not comment on this.
We wish Nikita Sergeevich a speedy recovery.