Tom Hanks Reveals His Illness
Tom Hanks made a surprise announcement during his Monday, Oct. 7, appearance on CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman. Before promoting his new movie, Captain Phillips, the 57-year-old actor revealed he’s been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
“I went to the doctor and he said, ‘You know those high blood sugar numbers you’ve been dealing with since you were 36? Well, you’ve graduated. You’ve got Type 2 diabetes, young man,’” Hanks shared.
“My doctor said, ‘Look, if you can weigh as much as you weighed in high school, you will essentially be completely healthy. You will not have Type 2 diabetes.’ And then I said to her, ‘Well, then, I’m gonna have Type 2 diabetes, because there is no way I can weigh as much as I did in high school.’”
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