Who would have thought that evergreen Amitabh Bachchan would be surviving on just 25pc of his liver? Turns out that the veteran actor has been suffering from Hepatitis B virus, reported The Indian Express.
Big B spoke about his ailment during a media convention on the disease and revealed that he had lost 75pc of his liver to the virus: "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."
He recalled that one of his donors was carrying the virus which in turn got transferred to him: "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 75pc of my liver."
"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," he added.
The superstar appreciated the medical facilities in India and vouched for them when it came to diseases like Tuberculosis and Hepatitis B: "I went through a medical course and during all my ailments, I relied on medical experts and doctors in my country despite having the means to do go abroad but I had faith in the medical professionals and doctors of India. When we took a second opinion abroad, I found out that whatever diagnosis was commanded to me by Indian was no different from the foreign ones."
After appearing in Piku this year, the star is all set for his upcoming release Wazir in 2016.