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Yes. There is no point for an Arahant to live in pain. 

  • While living the rest of their lives, Arahants have to bear any pain and suffering that comes to their physical body that was born due to a kamma vipaka.
  • Arahants live to help others attain Nibbana
  • Thus, if the pain is intense (like in the cases of those Arahants) there is no point in going through the rest of their lives.

This issue was discussed also in “Advice to Channa – Channovādasutta; MN 144

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