Bachchan Hospitalised With Liver Issues: Long Battle With Illness

Actor Amitabh Bachchan has been hospitalised in Mumbai for issues relating to his liver. He was admitted on Tuesday, 15 October and continues to be in the hospital. Senior Bachchan lost 75 percent use of his liver after he contracted Hepatitis B virus. This followed his accident on the sets of the film 'Coolie' in 1982.

He spent Thursday tweeting about Karvachauth.

In 2018, he had sent his fans in a frenzy after blogging about 'doctors fiddling with his body,' while shooting for the film 'Thugs of Hindostan' in Jodhpur.

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I am getting my team of doctors in tomorrow morning to fiddle around with my body and set me up again .. I will rest and keep informed in process ..

Bachchan has battled several health issues in the past including tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, and myasthenia gravis.

Earlier in 2005, he underwent a major surgery for inflammation and perforation of small and large intestines at Lilavati Hospital and was out of action for at least a month.

A Long Battle With Illness

In the past, he has mentioned in his blog that his “stiff neck and shoulder pain” are a result of past injuries from stunts he did in the 1970s and 1980s.

His injuries due to an accident on the sets of ‘Coolie’ in 1982, have given him a lot of trouble throughout his life, most of which he details in his blog.

In 2015, he made a startling revelation that he’s living “only on 25 per cent of his liver today, having lost the rest 75 percent to the Hepatitis B virus.”

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In a quote to PTI he 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 were injected into my system. One of my blood donors was carrying Hepatitis B virus which went into my system. I continued to function normally till 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 per cent of my liver.”"

He adds, “So, if I am standing here today, you are looking at a person who is surviving with 25 per cent 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.”

In addition, he suffers from myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disease he was diagnosed with in 1984. It’s characterised by weakness and rapid fatigue of any of the muscles under your voluntary control. It’s incurable but treatment can help relieve signs and symptoms.

Bachchan has also battled tuberculosis (TB) of the spine, at a time he was resurrecting his career while shooting for popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati in year 2000.

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