News|April 26, 2010 10:50 pm

Amitabh Bachchan Still Have Coolie’s Trauma

It has been two decades but Big B, Amitabh Bachchan has not been fully recovered from his Coolie’s trauma. Mr. Bachchan has revealed that he has been suffering from liver cirrhosis. 67-year-old actor has been under medical observations constantly due to his multiple health complications.

He also stated that around 25% liver has been damaged due to infected blood of a donor that he had received after accident on the sets of Manmohan Desai’s flick ‘Coolie’ in 1982. Amitabh Bachchan posted on his blog

“The infection was caused by one of the varieties of hepatitis virus, which was present in one of the sixty bottles that Big B needed and was given at the time. Though the blood had been screened before transfusion but unfortunately at that time this variety of virus was unknown and came to light only recently.”

However, the infection went undetected until year 2000 when an MRI scan revealed that a part of Big B’s liver was destroyed by it. Big B also posted

“Eight years ago, during the course of an MRI, they discovered that 25 per cent of my liver had been destroyed by it. I was, therefore, technically or shall we say in medical terminology, a patient by default.”

The latest disclosure about Amitabh Bachchan’s health will certainly restrict his ability to work in more projects as doctors would be keeping constant vigil on his deteriorating liver.