Just last month, Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan broke the news of his 'rare disease,' causing a storm on social media. Soon after that, he revealed that he is suffering from a neuroendocrine tumour and will be travelling to the UK for treatment.
This week, however, rumours that Irrfan is in the last stages of cancer took over social media once again. It was reported that the Hindi Medium star only has one month left to live. Fortunately the rumours are false and Irrfan's spokesperson has asked people to desist from spreading such stories, reported Hindustan Times.
Bollywood icon Irrfan Khan suffering from neuroendocrine tumour
Trashing reports of his deteriorating health, Irrfan's representative has requested fans and the media to refrain from treating ‘social media status’ as health updates.
The spokesperson said, “This latest round of news being spread through social media in the last few days about Irrfan’s health is absolutely false and there’s no truth to it whatsoever."
He continued, "We, as his family and friends, again request the members of the media to continue their support and the prayers that have come Irrfan’s way. However, it’s not right to spread rumours through mediums of social media without fact check or any official validation. In the meanwhile, once again, we request everyone to refrain from picking up social media statuses as affirmative developments on someone’s health."
Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan suffering from 'rare disease'
According to his wife Sutapa Sikdar, Irrfan is facing the illness like a “warrior.” She took to Facebook to share her sentiments, thanked the well-wishers for their support and like Irrfan, urged people not to speculate about his condition.
“My best friend and my partner is a ‘warrior’. He is fighting every obstacle with tremendous grace and beauty. I want all of you to know I am truly humbled and indebted for the wishes, prayers and concern from all over the world,” Sutapa wrote.
My husband is a warrior: Irrfan Khan's wife
Various media reports have been speculating over the medical condition that has struck Khan. Sutapa stated, “I know curiosity germinates from concern but let us turn our curiosity from ‘what it is’ to ‘what it should be.’ Let us change the leaf. Let us not waste our precious energies to only know what it is and just pray to make it what it should be.”
Currently, Irrfan's latest venture, Blackmail, has been released and is doing steady business at the box office. The actor's next project will be with Deepika Padukone but has been halted till he is back on his feet.
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