Veteran actress Kirron Kher, who also happens to be a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member is suffering from blood cancer. She has been undergoing treatment for Myeloma, a type of blood cancer and she is "well on her way to recovery", husband Anupam Kher has tweeted.
To quash all rumours, Anupam Kher tweeted: Just so that rumours don’t get the better of a situation Sikandar and I would like to inform everyone that Kirron has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. She is currently undergoing treatment and we are sure she will come out of this stronger than before. We are very blessed that she is being looked after by a phenomenal set of doctors. She’s always been a fighter and takes things head on."
He added, "She is all heart and that is why she has so many people that love her. So keep sending your love to her in your prayers and in your heart. She is well on her way to recovery and we thank everyone for their support and love. Anupam and Sikandar."
Earlier, Chandigarh BJP president Arun Sood revealed that the 68-year-old actress-turned-politician is suffering from multiple myeloma which happens to be a type of blood cancer. Not only this, but her treatment for the disease in Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital began last year. Sood, during a specially-convened press conference on Wednesday, also stated that the latest test reports reveal that cancer has "receded from her arm and shoulder."
Arun Sood said, "She had suffered a broken left arm at her Chandigarh house on November 11 last year. After her medical tests at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. The disease had spread to her left arm and right shoulder. For treatment, she had to go to Mumbai on December 4."
Further, he said, "Even though she is recovering after her four-month treatment and no longer admitted at Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai, she has to visit the hospital regularly for treatment."
Kirron Kher, for quite some time, was away from showbiz and politics and was even criticized for her silence in various party matters. This is the reason why Arun Sood issued a statement. She has also not been active on social media.
Kirron is also known for judging the talent-based reality show 'Indian's Got Talent' along with Karan Johar and Malaika Arora where she grabbed the limelight for her silk sarees, jewellery collection and witty comments.
On the personal front, she has been married to Bollywood actor Anupam Kher.