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Big B suffers from hernia, to undergo surgery

May 04, 2010 15:34 IST

Amitabh Bachchan has developed multiple hernia in his lower abdomen which is causing him severe pain but the actor, who has already undergone three operations, is trying to avoid another surgery.

The previous surgeries have left a scar on the 67-year-old actor's body. The hernia in Bachchan's lower abdomen has swollen up and the actor uses a special belt while doing dance sequences or action scenes.

"A stomach surgery, indeed two in quick succession always have the possibility of hernia developing. And that is what is of concern now. There are now two urgent hernia in the lower abdomen which have swelled up dangerously and cause me problems," Bachchan wrote on his blog.

"Sharp pains when I stand for too long or walk too much. During dance and action scenes there is huge pain and I counter that with a hernia belt which is temporary and not really a cure. So the doctors have been after me for a surgery, well two actually on either side of the abdomen and I have been avoiding it because of my busy schedule. But I shall have to take care of it now," Bachchan wrote.

Bachchan has developed another hernia after his third surgery. "And now after my third surgery of the stomach a few years back, when I was diagnosed for diverticulitus, there is another hernia that is developing. Of that later, say doctors, because of the several times that the stomach has been opened up, there are lesions, and they at times stick and cause problems," he said.

Bachchan seriously injured his intestines during a fight scene with co-actor Puneet Issar on August 2, 1982 while shooting for Manmohan Desai's film Coolie. He was taken to the hospital and was operated upon but remained critically ill for many months.

The Coolie accident received wide coverage in the national media and a Bachchan hysteria gripped the country. Hordes of fans thronged temples, praying for his well-being.

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