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Kannada actor Diganth injures neck in Goa during adventure activity

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Bengaluru, Jun 21: Kannada actor Diganth was airlifted from Goa to Bengaluru after he suffered a serious neck injury and has been admitted to a private hospital here where he is undergoing further evaluation, the hospital authorities said on Tuesday. According to reports, the actor is learnt to have been on a family trip.

Diganth hurt himself while attempting a summersault near a beach. The 38-year old actor from Tirthahalli in Shivamogga who acted in 'Gaalipata', 'Pancharangi' and 'Parijatha', sustained injuries in Goa, the hospital said.

Kannada actor Diganth

Diganth was given first-aid in a hospital in Goa before he was airlifted to Bengaluru. He is set to receive treatment at the Manipal hospital.

"Mr Diganth has been airlifted from Manipal Goa to Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road. He is admitted under Dr Vidyadhara S, HOD and Consultant Spine Surgeon and is being evaluated...," the hospital said in a bulletin. It said the actor had sustained a sports injury in Goa two days back and was being treated at Manipal Hospital, Goa.

"His investigations are being carried out and the results are awaited," the bulletin said.

Stating that a medical team is taking all care to ensure his speedy recovery, the hospital said it would release further updates on his clinical condition.

Diganth, an ardent fitness enthusiast, has been injury prone as he had suffered a grievous injury on his right eye during the shoot of the Hindi film 'Ticket to Bollywood' in 2017. His cornea was damaged when a stilleto hit him on the sets.

Married to actor Aindrita Ray, Diganth is awaiting the sequel of 'Gaalipata', a film that catapulted him to popularity in the Kannada film industry. 'Gaalipata 2' releases in theatres on August 12.

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