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Tom Hanks Reveals Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

Tom Hanks Reveals Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi pose together while attending the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences official Academy members screening of their latest film Captain Phillips on Monday (October 7) in New York City.

The two actors were joined at the screening by director Paul Greengrass.

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Tom made an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, where he revealed his battle with Type 2 Diabetes.

“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,” he said on the show.

Click inside to also watch Tom‘s Today show interview…


Tom Hanks – ‘Today Show’ Interview

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Posted to: Barkhad Abdi, Tom Hanks

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  • Bah

    I don’t think Tom has to lose that much weight. He’s not even that big. For one, he needs to change his diet. He probably eats too many fattening, starchy dishes on a daily basis. I believe his wife is probably an excellent cook. Lots of famous people have bad diets — and even with great healthcare, many die before age 70. With money, they are either cooking every day like its a special occasion, or they go to restaurants. Some people eat at favorite spots almost every single day. That is unbelievable! No way were we meant to eat heavy, rich foods that often. Aside from diet, exercise, exercise, exercise. And I’ll bet he will live a longer and healthier life.

  • Lucy

    I love Tom Hanks and applaud him for speaking out about being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. What an amazing example he could set for his family and fans by curing his diabetes with healthy food choices and exercise! Many non-actors fluctuate in weight too, but we all have the power to choose our health. Eat less, move more!

  • http://ididitforjohnny.tumblr.com/ Mayra

    No way :( Be strong Hanks!! You’re the best, man!

  • Apple

    Wish him the best,down to earth and best actor

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