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Kannada actor Diganth injures spine while holidaying in Goa, airlifted to Bengaluru hospital

Kannada actor Diganth .

Kannada actor Dignath was airlifted from Goa to Bengaluru on Tuesday after he suffered a spinal injury while doing a backflip as part of his exercise routine. The actor was reported to be have been on a holiday with his family in Goa.

He was immediately rushed to a hospital in Goa after the injury. However, since the injury turned out to be serious, he was flown to Bengaluru and is undergoing treatment at the Manipal Hospital.

“Mr Diganth arrived at Manipal Hospital, Old airport road, Bangalore at 4:30pm. He is admitted under Dr Vidyadhara S, HOD & Consultant Spine Surgeon and is being evaluated for his present status. He had sustained a sports injury in Goa two days back and was being treated at Manipal Hospital, Goa prior to this. His investigations are being carried out and the results are awaited," Manipal Hospital said in a statement.

“Yesterday, in Goa, he was doing some sports activity. He was on the trampoline and suddenly he fell on his back. It’s a bit serious (injury) as there is a dislocation of the cervical vertebra. His fingers started numbing and since they didn’t have the proper equipment they thought they will shift him to Bangalore," E-Times cited Diganth’s father-in-law told E-Times.

Diganth made his film debut in 2006 and has starred in more than 35 movies. He shot to fame with box office hits such as Pancharangi and Galipata.