‘I don’t want my sons to see me’

Hrithik Roshan relives the trauma of his sickness

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Published: Sun 28 Nov 2010, 11:34 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:04 PM

HRITHIK ROSHAN, WHO was hospitalised for an allergic reaction to an antibiotic medicine, has returned home but has not allowed his sons to see him.

“They’d get so scared if they saw me like this. Though my lips are going back to their normal size, they’re still not fully normal. I don’t want my sons to see me until I look like myself again,” said Hrithik.

The actor, who is married to Suzanne, has two sons - Hrehaan, four, and Hridaan, two. “This kind of attack happens in the rarest of rare cases. Anything could’ve happened if I hadn’t rushed to the hospital,” said the actor.

The 36-year-old had gotten so frightened that he had checked into the hospital alone. “It was crazy! I’d have been frightened to death at what I saw in the mirror. Within minutes my lips had swollen to ten times the normal size. Luckily for me, even in that shocking state, I remembered Eddie Murphy in a film where his lips had swollen to monstrous proportions because of an allergy. So I knew it wasn’t fatal,” he said.

“I must be the only person in the universe to get so sick after taking an antibiotic pill,” said the actor who has earned rave reviews for his performance as a paraplegic patient in Guzaarish.

“I guess this (the hospitalisation) was God’s way of balancing things out. I was getting much love for my performance it had to be counter-balanced.”

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