The veteran actor Rishi Kapoor who went to New York last year for treatment for an unknown illness at the time has finally revealed it all.
In a recent interview, he spoke about his battle with cancer and also revealed that he was admitted to a medical facility in New York.
The actor is now in a recovering phase and also receiving post-care treatment. It has now been a year since Chintu jee arrived in New York for treatment. According to the sources, he will be able to visit India at the end of August.
In the interview, Rishi Kapoor shared his feelings about the traumatic journey of battling the disease and the struggles he went through during this phase. The actor revealed he lost 26 Kg because of not having an appetite and couldn’t eat anything.
However, he has happily shared that the bad phase is over and since his post-treatment, he has gained 8kg during his recovery.
He further shared,
“On the subject of my health, thanks to the prayers and good wishes of my family, friends, and fans, I am perfect now. The cancer is in remission, but I am still under treatment. I have a crucial meeting with the doctors today at 10.45 am, there’s one treatment still left to be done. The problem is not the treatment but the reaction time.”
The actor said,
“The problem is not the treatment but the reaction time. There is a six-week gap between one treatment and the next when all you can do is eat, shop, watch movies, live a normal life which I would rather do at home than here in New York. It’s been nine months and 16 days—I know since I have been counting the days—that I have been away. I really miss home.”
He elaborated his part of struggles as:
“I have to be here for 11 months, so I will not be back before the end of August. It’s been a difficult time, very taxing, but Neetu (wife), and my children (Ranbir and Riddhima) have been very supportive. I am grateful to everyone. I am waiting to come back and raring to get going. I will plan my return five-six weeks after my last treatment.”
“It is called consolidation or pushback, whereby I will have to undergo chemotherapy to ensure that the ailment does not return. This is the second time I am going through the treatment. I am hoping that I can plan an end-August return but all this talk that I will be back in early September for my birthday, is again nothing but speculation,” says the actor.