“Yes, the surgery took place late last night and Salman is fine now. He has just been advised complete bed rest for a few days after which he can start working,” the sources said.
The 45-year-old actor was suffering from a medical condition called trigeminal neuralgia and aneurysm for a long time now and when the pain became intolerable, Salman left for the US Aug 29 for treatment.
A source informed Mumbai Mirror that “The doctors, who Salman went to for consultation, advised the actor to immediately undergo surgery. The operation involves using a coil to remove some blockages inside his mouth. The procedure is similar to a heart surgery. The operation usually lasts for close to five hours.”
This is the first time that the actor had to miss the release of his film. But, the Kareena-Salman starrer Bodyguard, which hit theatres this Eid, has earned an estimated Rs 20 crore on its 1st day.
After his treatment, Salman is scheduled to shoot for Kabir Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger in London, in September.