“Sussanne has decided to separate from me and end our 17-year relationship. This is a very trying time for the entire family and I request the media and the people to grant us our privacy at this time.
“I do not wish this news to dis-empower my fans and the people about the institution of marriage in any way. I am a firm believer in this institution and respect and honour it at the highest level…
“And once again I thank my fans for all the concern and prayers for my health, my treatment is going well and I should be able to resume my life in every way very soon. Thank you”
Hrithik and Suzanne married in 2000, after a long courtship. They have two young sons, Hrehaan, 7 and Hridhaan, 5.
He has made it very clear that Suzanne separated from him and end their 17 years old relationship.