Rishi Kapoor The veteran actor stated that cancer is in ‘remission’ but he is still under treatment.
Opening up about his fight with the Big C, in an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Rishi Kapoor said, “I can now reassure everyone that the cancer is in remission, I just need a few more weeks before I return home. Once in a year or a year and-a-half I have to come back for check-ups. When I first came here, everyone was worried for me Mr kapoor has been undergoing treatment for cancer in New York since September last year.
The problem was detected when I was shooting in Delhi and was required to dye my hair white. I was told to immediately rush to the Sloan Kettering Hospital. I came here with my hair still dyed white.
When word got around that Rishi Kapoor had gone to New York for some kind of medical examination, rumour spread that I was so unwell that my hair had turned white overnight.
To counter this, whenever friends of mine came to see me, they posted pictures so people could see what Rishi Kapoor really looked like. Thankfully, my health started improving, week after week, month after month. I had lost 26 kg as I had no appetite for the first four months. Now, I’ve gained seven-eight kg. I don’t want to look too lean, but I haven’t gone back to my original self either. Thank God for that.”
Sharing the details of his treatment actor revealed, “The cancer is in remission, but I am still under treatment. I have a crucial meeting with the doctors today at 10.45 am, there’s one treatment still left to be done. The problem is not the treatment but the reaction time. There is a six-week gap between one treatment and the next when all you can do is eat, shop, watch movies, live a normal life which I would rather do at home than here in New York.
It’s been nine months and 16 days—I know since I have been counting the days—that I have been away. I really miss home.”