Actor Irrfan Khan diagnosed with a rare health condition

Irrfan Khan (Courtesy of YouTube)

The doctors who have treated Khan have prescribed bed rest for him.

Bollywood thespian Irrfan Khan, who has acted in several Hollywood movies as well, announced that he is suffering from a rare health condition.

With his new movie Black Mail scheduled for April 6, The actor shared about his well-being on Twitter.

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“Sometimes you wake up with a jolt with life shaking you up. The last fifteen days, my life has been a suspense story. Little had I known that my search for rare stories would make me find a rare disease,” Khan wrote. “I have never given up and have always fought for my choices and always will. My family and friends are with me and we are working it out the best way possible. In trying times, please don’t speculate as I will myself share with you my story within a week – ten days when the further investigations come with a conclusive diagnosis. Till then, wish the best for me.”

Reportedly, a lot of speculative messages have been circulating on social media after Khan was diagnosed with a disease. The tweet is seen as an attempt to put an end to such speculations.

The doctors who have treated Khan have prescribed bed rest for him. As a result of this, he is likely to miss the promotional events of his upcoming movie Black Mail.

A report by Deccan Chronicle quoted a source as saying even Khan didn’t know what his disease is. “The doctor is in the process to diagnose his actual rare disease and will only confirm in around 10 days from now. Even the actor himself is unknown to his rare disease,” the source told Deccan Chronicle.

Director Shoojit Sircar, who is a close friend of Khan, also requested his fans not to speculate about the actor’s health.

“I think Irrfan has already issued a press statement and asked not to speculate (about his health). He is the only actor who is actually called a Hollywood star in our country, who has worked with the top of the line directors,” Sircar said. “I’ve met him two-three times, he is going to issue a statement again. All your questions will be answered. He is a wonderful human being, I am very close to him. Please don’t worry. He is fine now, and he will issue a statement again. But please, I fold my hands, don’t speculate.”

Actors from the industry including Abhishek Bachchan, Suneil Shetty, Paresh Rawal and Rekha Bhardwaj tweeted wishing good for the actor.

Khan has appeared in several American films including Jurassic World, Life of Pi, and The Amazing Spider-man.

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