The trouble began when he did some daring stunts in 'Krrish' and 'Dhoom 2'. Hrithik had torn the ligament in his right knee and continued working despite the tremendous pain.
He completed the painstaking training, travelling and shooting required for 'Jodhaa-Akbar', which releases next month.
To add to it, the 'Jodhaa-Akbar' shoot got extended and treatment for his knee took a backseat again.
Now the pain cannot be wished away any longer. And it has become essential for the actor to put all work on the back burner and go abroad for complete treatment and rest.
'While working towards fulfilling my commitments to all my work - ads and film, I did not care much about my knee pain and have neglected my doctor's advice to not put any stress on it and take complete rest,' said Hrithik in a press release.
He is off to Singapore to take a six-week break and recuperate fully.
'I am giving my health prior importance now, so that none of my further commitments suffer.'
He could be back in time for the premiere of 'Jodhaa-Akbar'.