Aug 12, 2020

Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has been diagnosed with lung cancer of Stage 3. Dutt, 61, was admitted to Lilavati Hospital after complaining of breathlessness on August 8. He was later discharged from the medical facility on Monday.

Dutt had tested negative for COVID-19. "Just wanted to assure everyone that I'm doing well. I'm currently under medical observation and my COVID-19 report is negative. With the help and care of the doctors, nurses and staff at Lilavati hospital, I should be home in a day or two.

Thank you for your well wishes and blessings," he had tweeted on the day of his admission to the hospital.

On Tuesday, the actor posted a statement on Twitter, announcing that he would be taking a "short break" from professional commitments to focus on medical treatment.