Famed actor Alan Alda revealed on Tuesday that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease three and a half years ago.
Alda, 82, appeared on “CBS This Morning” and said he’s “doing great” despite his diagnosis. The actor, who's best known for his role as Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce in the hit TV series "M*A*S*H," said he noticed his “thumb twitch” when he appeared on television the last few weeks and wanted to prevent tabloids from speculating on his health status.
"I've had a full life since then [the diagnosis]," Alda said. "I've acted, I've given talks, I help at the Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook,” he said. “It’s only about a matter of time before someone does some story about this from a sad point of view, but that's not where I am."
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