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Rishi Kapoor said on Tuesday that he would be home after being released from a hospital in Delhi, where he was diagnosed with a "patch" that could have caused pneumonia.
There have been reports that the 67-year-old actor, who was in the capital to attend a family gathering, was hospitalized.
In a series of tweets, Kapoor said he contracted an infection caused by "pollution" while filming in the city. He also thanked his well-wishers for their concern.
Dear family, friends, enemies and followers. I was overwhelmed by all your concern for my health. Thank you very much. I have been filming in Delhi for the past 18 days and due to pollution and my low neutrophil count, I got an infection that made me go to hospital, ”the actor wrote on the microblogging website.
Kapoor, who is in treatment, said he decided to clarify it because "people seem to have assumed a lot differently".
The actor returned to India last September after undergoing cancer treatment in the United States for almost a year.
“I had a mild fever and during an examination, the doctors found that a patch that could have caused pneumonia was discovered and is being healed. People seem to have assumed a lot of other things. I put all these stories to rest and look forward to entertaining and loving you. I'm in Mumbai now, ”he added.
Last week the actor told PTI that he was being treated for an "infection".
Kapoor recently announced its next project, a remake of the Hollywood film The internin which he will appear alongside Deepika Padukone.