Hrithik Roshan's brain surgery successful

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Hrithik's brain surgery: Blood clot may be result of death-defying stunts

Source: TOI

Date: July 8, 2013

By: Meena Iyer



Hrithik Roshan was rushed to a suburban hospital in Mumbai on Saturday, July 6. The actor had returned from a US holiday a week ago and had also launched the poster of his Krrish 3 in Hyderabad. He was on cloud nine at that point. But it is said, he took ill almost immediately after that.


Hrithik, who has been having a severe back and knee condition, was resting at home because he was getting spasms in his back. But this time, he was also getting nasty headaches and failed to understand what exactly was happening.


We heard that on Friday night, he had a word with his mother Pinky and told her about the recurring headaches. And that's when his family doctor suggested an MRI. Our source says, "Reports showed a blood clot in the brain and it was decided that he undergo surgery immediately.'' The actor's wife, Sussanne Roshan, who was still overseas, cut short her trip and flew into Mumbai in the wee hours of July 7.


And, the Bollywood superstar was adamant that he would get wheeled into the operation theatre only after he met her and spent some time talking to his two sons — Hrehaan and Hridhaan. So, the operation was scheduled for around 1 o'clock on Sunday.


While the exact cause for his ailment is not known, it is being suggested that the clot is a result of some of the death-defying stunts that the actor has done in a couple of his recent films. "Hrithik has been having severe back issues,'' added the source. "And he had been undergoing treatment for this in Singapore and Delhi. However, the news of the blood clot threw everyone in his family into a tizzy.''


Hrithik's parents Rakesh and Pinky, his elder sister Sunaina were present at the hospital when the actor got admitted, and so were a couple of his dear, non-film friends. The family members were not keen to speak to the media till after the surgery and were indeed quite nervous. Rakesh Roshan thanked TOI for our good wishes for his son's surgery. The hospital sources also wished to remain tight-lipped till the procedure was over. One heard the actor was being cared for by neurosurgeon, Dr Misra.


Incidentally, the actor was scheduled to fly to Prague on Saturday night for a schedule of Bang Bang. However, all his shooting schedules may now be postponed by at least three-to-four weeks because of his surgery. He will not be in a condition to do action till such time as he recovers completely.


It has been a trying time for the Roshans. Just about two weeks ago, Hrithik's maternal grandfather, filmmaker J Om Prakash, also underwent heart surgery. We learnt that the octogenarian had four stents in the same artery and was immediately advised surgery. "The entire family was most concerned about J Omji's condition and he had just about stabilised when the news of Hrithik's clot broke. But everyone is being brave,'' said a friend.




Hrithik Roshan's brain surgery successful, says doctor

Source: NDTV

By: Chandni Prashar

Date: July 8, 2013


Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan successfully underwent surgery in Mumbai on Sunday to remove an old blood clot on the brain surface. He is in post operative care right now and has been advised three weeks of rest.


Dr VK Mishra, who was attending to the actor, confirmed that the operation had been successful. "The operation (brain surgery) has been successful. He is fully conscious," he said. He also revealed that the actor had injured himself while performing a stunt scene a couple of months ago but did not take it seriously.


Hrithik, who was originally supposed to leave for Prague on Sunday for a schedule of his film Bang Bang, had been complaining of persistent nagging headaches. His family decided to get an MRI done. The test confirmed a clot behind his lobe. After consultations with doctors, an Indian and a neurosurgeon from abroad operated on him at the Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital. An hole was drilled in his skull and the blood sucked out under local anesthesia.


Apparently the condition is quite common among athletes and boxers.


The 39-year-old was wheeled out of the operation theatre around 3 pm. His parents and wife Sussanne were present throughout the 50-minute neuro-surgery to correct the chronic subdural hematoma condition.


Hrithik's father Rakesh Roshan said on Sunday: "The surgery is over and Hrithik is fine. He should be out of the hospital in the next 48 hours."


Hrithik is out of danger and on way to complete recovery, he said.


Before the surgery, Rakesh Roshan told IANS: "It's a clot between the brain and the skull. So basically it's a clot in the brain. He will undergo the surgery around 2 pm or 2.30 pm. In medical terms, it's called chronic subdural hematoma. Me and my entire family is with him."


Hrithik, who has starred in films like Krrish and Agneepath, also informed everyone about the surgery through his post on Facebook.


On June 27, Hrithik unveiled the first look of his superhero film Krrish 3 on Facebook. The much anticipated sci-fi thriller is set to hit the screens on November 4, a day after Diwali this year.


Apart from that, Hrithik is also associated with Dharma Productions Shuddhi, scheduled to go on floors end-2013, and Fox Star Studios' Bang Bang. "Fox Star Studios joins millions of superstar Hrithik Roshan's fans and well-wishers across the world in wishing him a speedy recovery. Hrithik's health and well-being is the top priority at this moment. As a consequence, the shoot of the upcoming third schedule of Siddharth Anand's Bang Bang has been moved forward. We shall update the dates of the new schedule at an opportune time," said a statement from the banner.


This is not the first time, Hrithik had a surgery. A couple of years ago, he went in for a knee surgery in the US.