Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Monday dismissed reports that he was on ventilator support and said he has not collapsed completely.
"My health is not that good. However, I have not collapsed completely," Thackeray said in an editorial in Sena mouthpiece ´Saamna´.
"I am not on a ventilator," he said.
Thackeray made the comments at a time when a section of the media reported that his health condition had deteriorated and that he was put on a ventilator.
The Shiv Sena supremo, who has been suffering from breathing problem for quite some time, said: "So far, there has been no need of artificial respiration."
He said the ´good wishes of Shiv Sainiks´ were like ´oxygen´ to him.
He said his son and executive president of Shiv Sena Uddhav Thackeray was looking after him while his nephew and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray ´keeps coming regularly´.