Amitabh Bachchan rushed to Hospital on his birthday
Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was rushed to hospital on Saturday after reportedly suffering abdominal pain, according to an AFP photographer at the scene.
Bachchan — who enjoys a superstar status in India — was seen leaving his home in the northern Mumbai suburb of Juhu with his actor son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai.
The 66-year-old actor was lying down inside an ambulance before being supported by Abhishek and another man as he walked into the Nanavati Hospital, the photographer said. The ambulance arrived just before 1:00 pm (0530 GMT), he added.
The Times Now television channel said Bachchan had complained of stomach pain since Friday evening. The cause was not immediately known.
Bachchan underwent bowel surgery and was in hospital for nearly three weeks in November 2005. One of those weeks was spent in intensive care.
With a career spanning four decades in India’s movie industry, doctors warned Bachchan to slow down when he returned to work. He also suffered a severe stomach injury in 1982 while shooting his film “Coolie”. Bachchan was last seen in his first English-language movie, “The Last Lear”.