Dharmendra discharged from hospital, currently under observation

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 29, 2015 20:21 IST

Actor Dharmendra, 79, who was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in south Mumbai on Thursday after he complained right shoulder pain and general weakness, was discharged on Friday evening.

Dharmendra’s wife and parliamentarian Hema Malini took to Twitter earlier in the day on Friday to post an “update” on his health condition. She said, “He got admitted to Breach Candy to chk his blood count as he felt tired all the time & to chk his shoulder pain (sic).

“He was admitted for pain in the right shoulder and general health condition. We did various tests on him and his health otherwise is good now. He was discharged today (Friday),” said Dr Sanjay Desai, orthopaedic surgeon and joints replacement specialist. “His right shoulder may need some surgical intervention but nothing for now. He has some professional commitments right now and decision about the surgery will be taken at a later date,” added Dr Desai.

According to doctors from the hospital, the actor underwent an endoscopy on Thursday, as the doctors suspected “internal bleeding. Dr Sharad Shah, gastroenterologist, under whose care Dharmendra was admitted, had said that his condition was stable and that he would be discharged in a day or two.

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