Irrfan Khan pens a letter from London on battling cancer


As we all know versatile actor Irrfan Khan suffers with a rare disease, neuroendocrine cancer and has been undergoing treatment in London. He is on the way to recovery and writes about his pain, strength, emotions in his long social media post.

“It’s been quite some time now since I have been diagnosed with a high-grade neuroendocrine cancer. This new name in my vocabulary, I got to know, was rare, and due to fewer study cases, and less information comparatively, the unpredictability of the treatment was more. I was part of a trial-and-error game,” said Irrfan.

He continued, “In this chaos, shocked, afraid and in panic, while on one of the terrifying hospital visits, I blabber to my son, ‘The only thing I expect from ME is not to face this crisis in this present state. I desperately need my feet. Fear and panic should not overrule me and make me miserable.’ That was my INTENTION. AND THEN PAIN HIT.”

“As I was entering the hospital, drained, exhausted, listless, I hardly realised my hospital was on the opposite side of Lord’s, the stadium. The Mecca of my childhood dream. Amidst the pain, I saw a poster of a smiling Vivian Richards. Nothing happened, as if that world didn’t ever belong to me. I was left with this immense effect of the enormous power and intelligence of the cosmos. The peculiarity of MY hospital’s location – it HIT me. The only thing certain was the uncertainty. All I could do was to realise my strength and play my game better,” Irrfan told TOI.

Irrfan also revealed that this realisation has made him ‘submit, surrender and trust, irrespective of the outcome.’

Many Bollywood celebrities wished Irrfan Khan a speedy recovery. Manish Koirala wrote, “God bless you every step of the way????????????????????????”. Rajkummar Rao wrote, “You’re an inspiration to all of us sir. We love you ????”.

Actor Sonu Sood wrote, “You will be superfit like never before irfan bhai.. n there is a long innings that is to be played n I promise every person in that stadium will stand and applaud for u.. u r a match winner brother. Stay strong".