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Bachchan has liver disease

The veteran actor revealed to fans on Friday (23Apr10) he has developed cirrhosis of the liver, caused by a blood transfusion following a near-fatal accident while shooting for Coolie in 1982.

In a post on his website, Bachchan writes, “I (am) a patient that had developed cirrhosis of the liver – a condition that is normally associated with that of an alcoholic.

“Now since the liver and any ailment associated with it is extremely sensitive, I have to be under constant vigil and monitoring. Some of them are at an extreme stage of repair and I may have to go under the knife sooner rather than later.

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“(It) is a saga that never seems to end, for, what is more in store for me I cannot comprehend.”

The star has been dogged with health problems in the past year – he was hospitalised for an abdominal injury last summer (Jul09) and again for an intestinal problem in October (09).

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