Amitabh Bachchan finds his three-fourth of the liver damaged.
Amitabh Bachchan, who was detected with tuberculosis in 2000, had no idea that his health was sabotaged and he was suffering from it for eight years. At an event in Mumbai, the “tuberculosis survivor” urged people to get regular check-ups so that they could be diagnosed on time.
Big B opens up about struggle with TB & Hepatitis B, says 75% of his liver is gone
“I keep quoting my personal example all the time and try and propagate the idea of getting yourself detected and I don’t mind saying this publicly I am a tuberculosis survivor, Hepatitis B survivor… Bad blood infusion went in and 75 percent of my liver is gone but because I was able to detect it even after a period of 20 years, when 75 percent of my liver is gone. I am still surviving on 25 percent,” said Big B.
Amitabh Bachchan who has been associated with various health campaigns like Polio, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis and diabetes, urged people to get tested and diagnosed.
“Then there is a cure. Even with Tuberculosis. I did not know for almost 8 years I was suffering from Tuberculosis. I keep saying that with immodesty if it can happen to me to anyone. Therefore if you are not willing to get yourself tested then you would never find out and there’s never going to be a cure for it,” he said.
Earlier, in 2015, Amitabh Bachchan revealed in a health awareness video by UNICEF that his liver was damaged because he received blood from a Hepatitis B-infected person. After the actor suffered a serious accident on the sets of Coolie, he required 60 units of blood. One of the units was infected, and his liver was affected.