Mumbai: Even as the fans of India’s biggest superstar Salman Khan wait with bated breath about bhai’s well being and good health, sources have confirmed that the star was wheeled into the operation theatre of a hospital in Los Angeles, last night to undergo surgery.
Salman Khan reached US to undergo a treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia, a nerve disorder that causes intense pain in the face.
A source talking to a daily said, “The doctors, who Salman went to for consultation, advised the actor to immediately undergo surgery. The operation involves using a coil to remove some blockages inside his mouth. The procedure is similar to a heart surgery. The operation usually lasts for close to five hours.”
The ‘Dabangg‘ star’s ill health has been in the news for sometime but his family had earlier denied it. However, the actor recently spoke about his condition with the media.
“The pain is a bit too much now. So I am going now to the US to get it fixed… There is constant pain. I wouldn’t give this pain to my worst enemy,” Salman was quoted as saying.
However, a source revealed, “Salman had this problem about seven years ago. He used to get spasms in his face. But the pain would go away. In fact, it vanished completely after a year or two. Then about three months ago, the pain resurfaced. This time, it’s more painful. He couldn’t have neglected it further.”
The source added that Salman was in extreme pain. Every time he ate something extremely hot or cold, the pain intensified.
Meanwhile, the Kareena-Salman starrer ‘Bodyguard’, which hit theatres this Eid, has earned an estimated Rs 18 crore on it’s opening day. Reportedly, this breaks the record of Salman’s previous hit ‘Dabangg’ which had grossed Rs 14 crore on the opening day.