Legendary actor Alan Alda has been battling Parkinson’s disease for more than three years, he revealed Tuesday on “CBS This Morning.”
The “M*A*S*H” star, 82, says he went to his doctor after he began to experience very early symptoms of the disease. “The reason I want to talk about it in public is that I was diagnosed three and a half years ago, and I’ve had a full life since then.”
The actor said he wanted to open up about his experiences with Parkinson’s because he’s been doing TV interviews recently and had noticed his thumb twitching in certain shots. He stressed that others who get diagnosed with the disease have reason to remain optimistic.