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quote:Alan Alda reveals Parkinson's disease diagnosis
The M*A*S*H and West Wing actor says he has been living with disease for three years, but is living a ‘full life’
The 82-year-old actor told US talk show CBS This Morning that he was diagnosed with the disease more than three years ago, and had lived a “full life” since then. “I’ve acted, I’ve given talks, I help at the Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook, I started this new podcast,” he said.
Alda said he had decided to talk publicly about his diagnosis when he began to exhibit symptoms of the disease. “I had been on television a lot in the last couple of weeks talking about the new podcast – and I could see my thumb twitch in some shots,” he said. “And I thought, it’s probably only a matter of time before somebody does a story about this from a sad point of view, but that’s not where I am.”
Alda later received Emmys for his performance as Republican presidential candidate Arnold Vinick in US political drama The West Wing. In 2005, he received a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for his performance in the Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator.