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Amitabh Bachchan's shocking revelation  


The Big B says that almost 75 per cent of his liver is damaged and has been for a while now

The Big B says that almost 75 per cent of his liver is damaged and has been for a while now
 

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The legendary Big B recently shocked a lot of people by saying he had Hepatitis B, the late diagnosis of which lead to him losing almost lost 75 percent of his liver. The revelation was made at a recently held Hepatitis B media awareness campaign.

Bachchan later posted the following statements to his blog: "Almost 60 collective bottles of blood was pumped into me during my accident in 'Coolie' .. one infusion was carrying the dreaded virus Australian antigen Hep B .. it remained in my body and silently ate up my liver .. took away 75% of it until during a routine examination in the mid 2000's, say around 2004 or 5, it was discovered .. I am now surviving on a 25% liver .. under constant medication and being labelled as a Chronic Cirrhosis of the Liver condition .. a condition normally described for alcoholics .. but as all know , I do not drink !! But I live and work and play and act and conduct normal family activities .. awareness and timely detection has done it for me .. it could get worse, for it is in remission now, and monitored regularly ..And that is but one of my many serious ailments that plague me .." [sic]