Actor Amitabh Bachchan visited the Nanavati hospital in Mumbai for regular check up.
Earlier in the day, there were reports that Amitabh had been unwell and had been admitted to hospital for treatment. The actor was rushed to a hospital at 2 am owing to a liver problem. He has reportedly been kept in a special room, similar to an ICU. No one, apart from his immediate family, is allowed to meet him.
Amitabh has had a long-standing struggle against his liver problem after he accidentally contracted Hepatitis B after his accident during the shoot of Coolie. Over time, he lost 75% of his liver to cirrhosis.
Speaking about it, 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. The Australian antigen Hepatitis B had only been detected three months ago and it was very new for being detected also among various tests needed to be carried out before giving blood to another patient. One of my blood donors was carrying Hepatitis B virus which went into my system. I continued to work normally till year 2000. 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% of my liver. So, if I am standing here today, you are looking at a person who is surviving with 25%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.”