Almost two weeks ago, Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, who also starred in "The Life of Pi," tweeted that he was suffering from a rare disease. The 51-year-old actor, who was also in "Jurassic World," posted a detailed accounted of his sickness on Twitter.
He said it had really taken a toll on him. Now, on March 16th, he revealed that he has been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor.
Such rare tumors are "abnormal growths that begin in specialized cells called neuroendocrine cells," according to the Mayo Clinic explained CNN.
These rare tumors can occur anywhere in the body and be both cancerous and benign. At the time of the first post, he asked fans not to conjecture on his condition.
He promised his fans that he would give them a “conclusive diagnosis" when he found out more. He did just that on Friday via a tweet.
On Friday, he tweeted a photo of a statement that began with the quote "Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect" from author Margaret Mitchell.
"The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about," Khan wrote. "Learning that I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope."
He also dismissed wild speculation about his health.
"As for the rumours that were floated NEURO is not always about the brain and googling is the easiest way to do research," Khan wrote.
In addition to being a Bollywood star, Khan has appeared in over 100 films. He made his debut in the 1988 Oscar-nominated drama "Salaam Bombay!" He was also in the Oscar Award-winning "Slumdog Millionaire and Paan."
In his own right, Khan has also won several awards. In 2012, he won the Indian National Film Award for best actor for his performance in "Paan Singh Tomar." He’s also received an Independent Spirit award for supporting actor for the 2006 Indian-American drama The Namesake.
Please pray for Khan as he deals with this troubling diagnosis. In other news, Hillary Clinton was rushed to the hospital after an injury on Wednesday.