Alan Alda Has Been Diagnosed With Parkinson Disease

Actor Alan Alda most famous for his iconic role of ‘Hawkeye’ on ‘M*A*S*H’, is talking about his new normal. The actor ,82, has been diagnosed with Parkinson disease, he vows ‘it will not change his life.’ Alda appeared on ‘CBS This Morning’ on Tuesday disclosing that he was learned he had the illness over three years ago. Although his life is a bit different and there are challenges, it hasn’t really stopped him from living his life. The actor said, “I’ve had a full life since my diagnosis, I’ve acted I’ve given, I’ve talks, I help at the Alda Center for Communicating Science.”

The father of three said he decided to reveal his illness after watching a recent interview he gave. During the interview he noticed that one of his thumbs was twitching, and he felt it wouldn’t take long before the speculation started. In order to avoid the chatter, he decided to reveal his condition himself. He was having issues with hallucinating, he was imagining that he was being attached by ‘a sack of potatoes’ but he was actually throwing pillows at his wife. When he did some research, it revealed the behavior was an early sign of Parkinson’s.

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Alda said other than the pillow throwing and imagining things, he wasn’t experiencing any other symptoms until months later when the thumb twitching started. Alda said he made a decision to be pro active and see if there were things he could before the condition worsened. He’s been taking boxing lessons three times a week, and playing couples tennis as much as he can. He also explained that the disease impacts different people differently. He said no day is like another day, ‘each day is different.’ Alda said “I’m not angry, it’s a challenge, but there are a lot of challenges in life, you figure out a way and move on.”

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