Bollywood actor Salman Khan who is currently busy in his upcoming film ‘Tubelight’. The actor who flew down to Dubai a few days ago to launch the song of his upcoming film interacted with the media and that’s when he spoke about his facial nerve disorder for the first time.
Yes, while talking to media, the actor revealed that he suffers from a painful facial nerve disorder, Trigeminal neuralgia.
A Gulf news portal quoted Salman as saying, “I was suffering from this nerve problem called trigeminal neuralgia. So I couldn’t talk. Had to talk like that (speaking with his mouth slightly closed) and huge amount of pain.”
“No matter how much pain you are going through, it made me realise that you can’t put any subtitles – your ligament is torn, you have the flu or that your knee is hurting in any of your scenes. Your fans don’t care about it and that you really need to give your best on screen. Once it’s printed, it’s lifelong.”
He shared that at one point he himself felt suicidal, although he channelled his energies and worked harder. He said, “That’s one disease that basically has the highest rates of suicides…There is so much of pain…I suffered that,”
“So at that point of time, I realised that I need to work really hard. No matter how much pain you are going through.” he added.
Salman had also been to the US for the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia and as per reports, he’s doing pretty well now and his pain has reduced considerably.
We are glad that Salman came out stronger than ever and is back in the business. On the professional front, the actor is busy shooting for Tiger Zinda hai.