Rishi on cancer: I’m in remission, but still under treatment

18 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Rishi on cancer: I’m in remission, but  still under treatment

Rishi Kapoor is in New York for the past nine months. The actor is undergoing treatment for cancer and is in good health now. However, there are a few sessions of treatment left and the actor quashed the rumours of him returning to his homeland for his birthday on September 4, reports mid-day.

The senior actor spoke why it isn't possible for him to return soon. "I have to be here for 11 months, so I will not be back before the end of August. It's been a difficult time, very taxing, but Neetu (wife), and my children (Ranbir and Riddhima) have been very supportive. I am grateful to everyone. I am waiting to come back and raring to get going. I will plan my return five-six weeks after my last treatment. It is called consolidation or pushback, whereby I will have to undergo chemotherapy to ensure that the ailment does not return.

This is the second time I am going through the treatment. I am hoping that I can plan an end-August return but all this talk that I will be back in early September for my birthday, is again nothing but speculation," said the actor.

The 66-year-old actor also revealed details about his treatment and said, "On the subject of my health, thanks to the prayers and good wishes of my family, friends and fans, I am perfect now. The cancer is in remission, but I am still under treatment.