Bollywood is home to some of the biggest legends of cinema, one such legend being Amitabh Bachchan. The actor started his career in 1969 with Saat Hindustani and over the span of 5 decades, he's made a huge name for himself. Starring in some of the biggest hits of Bollywood, Amitabh is a force to be reckoned with. He celebrated his 77th birthday recently and fans rejoiced as he greeted them outside his house on the special day. But it looks like the actor's health might not be too stable. Reports stated that Amitabh was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday for a liver problem, however, he hasn't been discharged since.
According to Hindustan Times, Amitabh has visited the Nanavati Hospital for a regular check up. A hospital representative stated that he would be discharged soon. However, a conflicting report a few days ago stated that the actor had been unwell and was admitted for treatment. Reports also said that he was rushed to the hospital at 2am owing to a liver problem. He was also said to have been kept in a special room - much like an ICU - and that no one, apart from his immediate family, has been allowed to meet him.
Amitabh has been struggling with his liver problem for quite some time now, after he accidentally contracted Hepatitis B during shooting Coolie back in 1983. Over time, he lost 75% of his liver to cirrhosis. He had earlier spoke about it and said, "I was infused with the blood of about 200 donors and 60 bottles of blood were injected into my system. One of my blood donors was carrying Hepatitis B virus which went into my system. I continued to function normally till 2000. 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% of my liver. The good part is you can survive even with 12%. But no one wants to get to that stage.”