Alan Alda announced today during an interview with CBS This Morning that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease three-and-a-half years ago. I generally don’t post news relating to lives of the M*A*S*H cast but decided to make an exception for this. Alda clearly feels strongly about spreading a positive message with the public.
“But I think because I’m sort of well-known,” he said during his CBS This Morning interview, “it might be helpful to people to hear the message that there are things you can do. You can learn about things and not follow quackery, but find out what real science is coming up with.”
You can watch the interview below:
Alda also sent the following tweets about his revelation:
I decided to let people know I have Parkinson’s to encourage others to take action. I was Diagnosed 3 and a half years ago, but my life is full. I act, I give talks, I do my podcast, which I love. If you get a diagnosis, keep moving!— Alan Alda (@alanalda) July 31, 2018
I take boxing lessons 3 days a week, play singles tennis twice a week, and take a mild pill – all Dr. recommended. I even juggle a little. And I’m not entering dementia. I’m no more demented than I was before.— Alan Alda (@alanalda) July 31, 2018
Maybe I should rephrase that.
Really, I’m good.