Malayalam actor Innocent has been hospitalised at AIIMS in New Delhi after cancer symptoms were discovered once again.
The Chalakkudy MP, who was earlier diagnosed with blood cell tumour, had recovered after some months and made his comeback in the Malayalam cinema industry. But, after a recent check-up, doctors found symptoms and advised him to undergo chemotherapy.
"During a recent check up, it was found out that there is a disease reactivation and since Innocent is in Delhi with the Lok Sabha in session, it was advised that he start the chemotherapy there itself," Ernakulam-based cancer specialist Dr VP Gangadharan told IANS.
"At the moment he has been advised to undergo six cycles of chemotherapy with an interval of three week. After two or three cycles, there will be a detailed review and the future course of action would be decided," he added.
Innocent revealed the news through his Facebook page on Saturday.
"After recovering from cancer, I have been going for routine medical check-ups regularly. Following a recent check-up, the doctors have asked me to resume treatment," he posted on the social-networking website.
The 66-year-old actor added that he has resumed his treatment, as advised by Dr Gangadharan and Dr Lalit Kumar of AIIMS, Delhi, and that hence he is unable to perform his duty as a law-maker during the treatment period.
However, he assured his well-wishers that he will be able to return to his official life soon after the treatment and promised the people of his constituency that his Angamaly office will function as usual.
He concludes the post, saying, "I hope you will remember me in your prayers. With love Innocent."