Surgery on Salman in US successful

Updated: Sep 02, 2011, 09:50 AM IST

Mumbai: Surgery on Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the US for a painful nerve condition has been "successful" and he is advised a complete rest for the next fifteen days, sources close to the actor said today.

Salman who is suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia, a nerve disorder that causes intense pain in the face, had left for the US on August 29.

"The surgery was done last night and lasted for five hours. It will take at least fifteen days for the actor to resume work and he is advised complete rest till then. Fresh tests will be conducted further to check the progress of recovery. The actor will then go to South Africa to shoot for Ek Tha Tiger," sources close to the actor told reporters.

The 'Dabangg' actor has been suffering from the pain in his jaw since 2007 while shooting for `Partner`. It got worse last year following which he decided to undergo a surgery.

PTI