Shahrukh Khan operated at Mumbai Lilavati hospital

Shahrukh Khan has been delaying his shoulder surgery for six months due to back to back shooting and other assignments but his pain aggravated during the shooting of action sequences in 'Chennai Express’ and he finally decided to perform the operation without wasting anymore time. He was supposed to fly to London for the surgery but SRK does not want to waste time and decided to go under the knife in Mumbai. He was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Bandra (W) today.

SRK has hurt his shoulder during the shooting of Ra.One in 2010. He suffered a muscle tear and Dr Sanjay Desai will be operating his right shoulder.

An insider said, “He has a muscle tear, which is caused when the bone spurs up. It gets aggravated when he does action and dance sequences due to pressure. SRK has been shooting for a lot of high-octane action sequences for ‘Chennai Express’ which has worsened his condition. His left shoulder is already weak as he had a minimally invasive surgery at the Breach Candy Hospital a couple of years ago. Only his family and close group of friends know about the surgery today. Initially he was to go to London but then he decided against it as it would mean wasting a lot of time that he doesn’t have. He will be at the hospital for a couple of days and then will recuperate at home for a month.”

A friend close to the actor reveals, “He has been delaying this surgery for over six months. Three months ago, his doctors even warned him to not postpone it any further, but SRK did not want to disrupt the schedule of Chennai Express (CE) as the film is his big Eid release this year.”

Despite in pain, SRK completed the shooting of Rohit Shetty’s ‘Chennai Express’ which is slated for Eid release.

“SRK will be discharged from the hospital in a couple of days. Then he will rest at home for some time till the shoulder heals,” adds the family friend. Though the star has already started promoting Chennai Express, he is expected to join the team for on-ground activities by mid-June.

In a recent news report, the actor was quoted saying, “I was shooting my film and am injured too…I wanted to complete the movie (sic).”

King Khan has previously broken three ribs, twisted his ankle, fractured his right toe, and suffered a neck, back and knee injury.