Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and Jodha Akbar actor Lokendra Singh Rajawat has lost his leg due to high diabetes and lack of work and money. He opened up about it, and shared an important piece of advice with everyone. The actor revealed that his leg was amputated last week due to high stress levels which shot up his blood sugar beyond dangerous limits. Singh mentioned he could do nothing. He shared that he was working well before the COVID-19 pandemic but there was a certain amount of financial stress at home when work started decreasing a lot.
Speaking with ETimes, Lokendra Singh narrated his ordeal. He shared that it all began when he developed a corn in his right foot and neglected it. The actor further shared how the infection percolated into his bone marrow. He said, "It all began when I developed a corn in my right foot and I neglected it. It became an infection that percolated into the bone marrow and in no time, had spread in my body. I developed gangrene. The only way to save myself was to get the corned leg amputated till the knee.”
Looking back, the actor opened up about how he should have taken care about his diabetes when it began 10 years ago. He added, “We actors often have no fixed timings when shooting and our erratic hours of lunch and work have an adverse effect on our health. Add this to the stress. All this leads to diabetes and not if you are fond of sweets." Lokendra Singh mentioned he got financial aid through CINTAA and shared that actors have been calling up to know about his health. He revealed that many actors motivated him in dire times.
Lokendra Singh revealed that he has plans to fit an artificial leg. However, the actor further shared, “But the wound has to heal first. The artificial leg will come in only later.” He revealed his surgery lasted for five hours. It took place at Mumbai’s Bhaktivedanta Hospital. Also Read: Bigg Boss 15 OTT: Karan Johar Does Not Mind Entering The House With Friends Kareena Kapoor Khan And Malaika Arora, Says ‘It Would Be So Much Fun’
Work-wise, Lokendra has worked in shows like CID, Crime Patrol and others. He also featured in films- Jagga Jasoos and Malaal. On the personal front, the actor is married and is a father of two.
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