Bollywood actor-turned-politician Kirron Kher has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma - a type of blood cancer - her husband and veteran Bollywood star Anupam Kher confirmed in a statement. The Kuch Kuch Hota Hai actor took to Twitter and shared that the rumours of Kirron being unwell are true, reported The Indian Express.
The celebrated star wrote, "Just so that the rumours don't get the better of a situation, Sikandar (their son) and I would like to inform everyone that my wife has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. She is currently undergoing treatment and I am sure that she will come out of this stronger than before."
Kher added that she is being looked after by a "phenomenal" set of doctors. "We are very blessed that she is being looked after by a phenomenal set of doctors. She's always been a fighter and takes things head-on," he further commented.
"She's all heart and that's why so many people love her...So keep sending your love to her whenever you feel like... In your prayers and in your heart. She is well on her way to recovery and we thank everyone for their support and love," read an excerpt from his statement.
Kirron entered politics in 2014 when she joined India's ruling party BJP. She was last seen as one of the judges on the TV reality show India's Got Talent, along with Karan Johar and Malaika Arora. The actor, 68, is known for her work in films such as Dostana, Main Hoon Na and Hum Tum.
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