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Alan Alda reveals he has Parkinson's disease

Alan Alda reveals he has Parkinson's disease
Posted at 9:46 AM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 09:57:22-04

Alan Alda revealed Tuesday that he has been living with Parkinson's disease.

The "M*A*S*H" star appeared on "CBS This Morning" and shared that he was diagnosed three and a half years ago.

"I've had a full life since then," he said. "I've acted, I've given talks, I help at the Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook, I started this new podcast."

Alda, 82, said he's going public now because he's been doing a great deal of press lately for his new podcast, "Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda" and he noticed something in the video of himself.

"I could see my thumb twitch in some shots 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," he said.