[tps_footer] Bollywood’s iconic actor Amitabh Bachchan has come forward and made a shocking revelation about his health and how he reached this stage. During a recent event related to awareness of Hepatitis B virus, Mr. Bachchan revealed how he contracted the disease and how it led to the damaging of about 75% of his healthy liver. The actor stated that since the time he contracted the disease, it remained undetected which led to this stage where he only has 25% healthy liver left.
Amitabh Bachchan took us back to the time when the actor met with an accident on the sets of his hit film ‘Coolie’. Talking about the same, he stated that Hepatitis B came to him accidentally when he was infused with infected blood. The actor revealed that after his accident, he was infused with the blood of about 200 donors and 60 bottles of blood. With the aim of spreading awareness about the same, he also spoke about the nature of the disease.
Amitabh Bachchan revealed that 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. He stated, “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. So, if I am standing here today, you are looking at a person who is surving 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.”
Well definitely Amitabh Bachchan is a brave person and an inspiration to many. Since an actor of his stance has come forward and talked about his disease, surely it is a good step towards spreading awareness about the same.