Big B has been surviving with only 25 percent of his liver, having lost 75 percent to the deadly virus!
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan may be one of the coolest celebrities as even at the age of 73, the actor’s dedication towards Bollywood and movies is astounding! The Piku actor has always been an inspiration to several newbs and established actors for his striking panache. But if you guys think Amitabh is one of the fittest man at 73, we’d like to point out otherwise because the actor just revealed that he contracted the deadly Hepatitis B virus post the accident in the sets of Coolie! Woah! Recently, at the launch of Tuberculosis (TB) Free Haryana programme in Gurgaon, with the presence of the megastar and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, the actor revealed this shocking news.
He was quoted saying, “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. The Australian antigen Hepatitis B had only been detected three months ago and it was very new for being detected also among various tests needed to be carried out before giving blood to another patient. 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 75 percent of my liver. So, if I am standing here today, you are looking at a person who is surviving with 25 percent of liver. That is the bad part. The good part is you can survive even with 12 percent. But no one wants to get to that stage.”
Wow! Having survived all these years with just 25 percent of functioning liver, you sir have just garnered a lot more respect than what you already own! This revelation sheds light to how easily the disease can be contracted and how careful one must be when it comes to blood and syringes.