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Amitabh Bachchan says 75% of his liver ‘is gone’, survived with tuberculosis for 8 years

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Aug 19, 2019 06:52 PM IST

Actor Amitabh Bachchan has said that 75% of his liver has been damaged, and that he didn’t realise he’d been suffering from tuberculosis for eight years.

For eight years actor Amitabh Bachchan did not know he was suffering from tuberculosis and said that he does not mind calling himself a tuberculosis survivor. Amitabh was at NDTV's Swasth India launch and was speaking to doctor Harsh Vardhan urging him to spread awareness about regular check ups to facilitate early diagnosis.

Actor Amitabh Bachchan speaks at the launch of NDTV's Swasth India, in Mumbai.(IANS)
Actor Amitabh Bachchan speaks at the launch of NDTV's Swasth India, in Mumbai.(IANS)

"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% of my liver is gone but because I was able to detect it even after a period of 20 years, when 75% of my liver is gone. I am still surviving on 25%," said Big B.

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The 76-year-old star, 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.

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