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Neha wants to keep mum about mumps

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Neha Dhupia
Stars are vain creatures - so what happens when they fall ill - that too, when the ailment might be something contagious? Neha Dhupia got mumps during her trip to London last week for Zee Awards (April 26) and has since been confined indoors. Moreover, she doesn't want people to know that she's unwell!

It"s odd

Says Neha from London, "I have mumps but I don't know how I got it. I got inoculated as a child so I must have picked it up from somebody at the awards event. It's odd to get mumps at this age. You normally have it in childhood.

I've never felt so unwell in my life. One moment, I was attending the Zee Awards the next I was flat out on my back! I started feeling unwell during the awards itself.

I had planned to take a break with my sister who is based in London but I suddenly developed high fever, got chills, headache, nausea, vomiting, and terrible pain. It has been the most painful week of my life."

Neha moved out of her hotel because of the swelling in her facial glands. "I shifted out as I wanted to recover properly at my sister's place but with my face hanging down and my glands all swollen I can't even stay at a hotel.

The good thing is that my sister is presently in New York so I can recover on my own without her getting it too. I am returning to Mumbai on May 10 but please don't tell anyone that I have mumps.

I want to reach safe and sound and don't know if the airport authorities will make a fuss and quarantine me! Though I know mumps is not an infectious airborne disease, I don't want to take that chance!"

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