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Celebrities and their battle with illness

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 20: Indian Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre looks on during a promotional event for the Mumbai Marathon 2017 in Mumbai on January 15, 2017.

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Bollywood actor Sonali Bendre on Wednesday revealed that she has been diagnosed with cancer.  Releasing a statement, Sonali said, “Sometimes when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with high-grade cancer that has metastasized, which we frankly did not see coming. A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them.”

Adding to it, she said, “There is no better way to tackle this than to take swift and immediate action. And so, as advised by my doctors, I am currently undergoing a course of treatment in New York. We remain optimistic and I am determined to fight every step of the way. What has helped has been the immense outpouring of love and support I’ve received over the past few days, for which I am very grateful. I’m taking this battle head-on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me.”

Here are other Indian celebrities who have fought or are still figthing battle with their illness.

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