Alan Alda Reveals He’s Been Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease

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Such sad news to report — especially about such a sweet, well-loved man in Hollywood.

Alan Alda, best known for his leading portrayal of Hawkeye Pierce on the long-running TV show M*A*S*H — went on CBS This Morning a few hours ago to reveal some big news: he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

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The 82-year-old revealed he was actually diagnosed three years ago, and had been living a normal life since then — until he noticed his thumb twitching in a recent television interview, and at that point, he decided to reveal his health diagnosis before people began to speculate.

Here he is, describing the ordeal and discussing how his life has changed because of it, from the interview this morning (below):

So powerful to see… but sad to take in.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Alan, who seems to be in remarkably good, high spirits right now — no doubt a testament to his outlook on life and support system around him.

[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]

Jul 31, 2018 12:55pm PDT