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Amitabh Bachchan admitted to the hospital; undergoing liver treatment

Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan has not been in the best of his health recently. According to reports, the actor has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai from the past three days, giving rise to rumours that not all is well with him.

Sources say that the actor, who recently turned 77, has been diagnosed with some liver issues, for which he has been seeking treatment. Reports also suggest that the actor has been assigned a special room, just like an ICU, where he is visited by his family frequently, reports The Times of India.

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The actor himself, who is very active on social media and shares updates about his wellness did not share any such news with his fans, leaving many in a tizzy.

Amitabh's health woes

When Amitabh Bachchan injured himself shooting for a fight sequence on the sets of Coolie, it became a grave cause of concern. A stab wound injury caused intense damage to his liver, which wore the big brunt of the injury and ultimately led to cirrhosis, which is caused by scarring. Following the accident, he was hospitalized for a long time and received several blood transfusions, which led him to contact the deadly Hepatitis B virus. Recently, he made the revelation that he is surviving on just 25% function of his liver.

In one of his blogs, the actor said:

“Hepatitis B came to me accidentally. After my accident on the sets of Coolie, I was infused with the blood of about 200 donors and 60 bottles of blood was injected into my system. One of my blood donors was carrying the Hepatitis B virus which went into my system. I continued to function normally till the year 2000 and almost 18 years after the accident, during a very normal medical checkup, I was told that my liver was infected and I had lost 75 percent of my liver.”

"At that time (in 1982), the Australian antigen of Hepatitis B had just been discovered and perhaps there was no sufficient screening for it to be detected in the donor's blood. I was carrying the virus that was slowly damaging my liver for 18 years after which I began treatment and I continue to take medication even today,"

“So, if I am standing here today, you are looking at a person who is surviving with 25 percent of liver. That is the bad part. The good part is you can survive even with 12%. But no one wants to get to that stage.”

The actor also caught Tuberculosis of the spine, in the year 2000, when he was at the peak of his career. While he was lucky to have been diagnosed in time and receive the needed help, he has often made his case before the public, raising awareness about the same.

Here's wishing him a hearty recovery and good health!

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