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Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt 'diagnosed' with lung cancer

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt 'diagnosed' with lung cancer

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt has reportedly been diagnosed with lung cancer and will soon be flying to the US for medical treatment. The actor, who was admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati hospital on August 8 after complaining of breathlessness, was discharged from the hospital on Monday.


Popular film journalist, Komal Nahta broke the news on Twitter. "Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer. Let's pray for his speedy recovery," Nahta tweeted.

Shekhar Suman's son Adyayan Suman also took to Twitter and wrote, "Sanju sir diagnosed with lung cancer :( #sanjaydutt get well soon sir this year why u doing this ?"

Earlier on Tuesday, the actor announced that he would be taking a short break from work for his medical treatment.


Dutt put out a statement on Twitter, assuring fans he would be back soon. "Hi friends, I am taking a short break from work for some medical treatment. My family and friends are with me and I urge my well-wishers not to worry or unnecessarily speculate. With your love and good wishes, I will be back soon!" he shared.

Dutt is the son of late Bollywood actors Nargis and Sunil Dutt. He is married to Maanayata and the couple have two children. The Sadak 2 actor's mother passed away in 1981 after battling pancreatic cancer. His first wife Richa Sharma also died of brain tumour in 1996.