UPDATED: April 1, 2021 12:13 IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s MP from Chandigarh and renowned actress Kirron Kher is suffering from multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, and is currently undergoing treatment in Mumbai. Chandigarh BJP president and Kirron’s colleague, Arun Sood revealed the same at a press conference on Wednesday (March 31). Sood further added that the 68-year-old Bollywood actor-turned-politician is recovering after her treatment for the disease started last year.
KIRRON KHER DIAGNOSED WITH BLOOD CANCER
“She had suffered a broken left arm at her Chandigarh house on November 11 last year. After her medical tests at the 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,” Arun Sood said at the press conference.
Arun Sood also said that Kirron is currently recovering and though she isn’t admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital anymore, she does have to visit the hospital for regular treatment. “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,” he said.
WHO IS KIRRON KHER
Kirron Kher, an actress and veteran actor Anupam Kher’s wife, joined politics in 2014 when she joined the BJP. Despite joining politics, Kirron did not quit showbiz. She is seen as a judge on the reality show India’s Got Talent, along with Karan Johar and Malaika Arora.