In 2014 after finishing the shooting of Susmita's Bengali's movie 'Nirbaak' she fell sick. She used to faint regularly and after running some tests, the doctors have declared that there is a hormone in the body which is called Cortisol and adrenal glands had stopped making it. ''I had to take a steroid for every 8 hours to stay alive. I started gaining weight because of the steroid deposits. My hair was falling badly. I went though trauma because I am a former Miss Universe who is supposed to be beautiful. I was in a trauma and didn't wanted to go out'' said Susmita Sen.
On the other hand, Sushmita added that as a single parent, her children needed her the most and she took a break from movies for the kids. Now, she is planning to come back and is going to come up with 'Happy Anniversary' movie soon.