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Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi has refuted the reports of him suffering from cancer. The veteran actor recently took to Twitter to clear the air as he issued a statement in Telugu.

He said he wasn’t diagnosed with cancer but with non-cancerous polyps which was detected early and removed.

The actor tweeted a long note as he shared, “A while ago I spoke about the need to raise awareness about cancer while inaugurating a cancer centre. I told you that cancer can be prevented if you undergo regular medical tests. I was alert and took a colonoscopy test. I said that non-cancerous polyps were detected and removed. I only said, ‘If I hadn’t done the test first, it would have turned out to be cancer’. That’s why everyone should take precautions and undergo medical tests/screening’.”

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“But some media organisations did not understand this properly and ... (they ran) web articles saying ‘I got cancer’ and ‘I survived due to treatment’. This has caused unnecessary confusion. Many well wishers are sending messages about my health. This clarification is for all of them. Also an appeal to such journalists. Don’t write nonsense without understanding the subject. Because of this, many people are scared and hurt,” he said.

Chiranjeevi was last seen in ‘Waltair Veerayya’ and has ‘Bholaa Shankar’ — in which he stars alongside actresses Keerthy Suresh and Tamannaah Bhatia — in the pipeline.