Mumbai: Choreographer-filmmaker Remo D’Souza remembers the day he had a heart attack, and how the diagnosis came as a big surprise to him.
He said that when he started feeling unwell, he reached the gym for a workout. He cancelled the session and decided to return home with his wife.
“I took the lift to go up, I pressed the elevator button and sat down. Once I got out of the lift, I started coughing and I wanted to throw up. Liezel looked at my smartwatch, which checks the heartbeat and the screen prompted ‘Are you not well?’ This pain was something I had never experienced in my life. Upon reaching the hospital, we were told by doctors that it was a major heart attack,” he said in an interview with Times of India.
“Typically, a normal human heart works at 55% and when I was taken to the hospital, it was working only 25%. Yeh mere saath kaise ho gaya (How did this happen to me)? I keep a check on my body from time to time. It is probably hereditary, pre-workout session or work stress,” the filmmaker said.
He also said that Salman Khan had come to help the family at this time. “We call him an angel because he has a heart of gold. I have worked with him and I know what kind of gem he is. Salman and I don’t talk a lot, like, I only say ‘Yes, Sir, OK Sir’. Actually, my wife and Salman are very close. As soon as I was rushed to the hospital, Lizelle called him. And through the six days that I was in the hospital, he saw to it that I was taken good care of. He was also personally talking to the doctors,” Remo said.